Feather hunt entices young readers

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Greenbushes Community Resource Centre receptionist Sophie Wilkinson-Knight in the town’s library, where some feathers are hidden.
Camera IconGreenbushes Community Resource Centre receptionist Sophie Wilkinson-Knight in the town’s library, where some feathers are hidden. Credit: Holly Thompson

Greenbushes Community Resource Centre has teamed up with The Golden Feather Hunt, a State-wide competition aimed at encouraging young people to read.

Hundreds of feathers have been sent out to libraries across WA to be hidden in books.

The competition is run through the Scribblers Festival and anyone who checks out a book with a feather in it wins a prize.

Centre co-ordinator Nicole Ward said she hoped the competition would attract more young people to visit their local library.

“I saw the event advertised on another CRC Facebook page and thought it would be great for us to take part in it as well,” she said.

“We have put feathers into random books in our library for people to find to get children and young adults reading.”

She said people could either find a silver or gold feather in a book, or a plain feather to decorate for another chance at winning.

Anyone who finds a golden feather could win an Ipad or a VIP pass to the 2019 Scribblers Festival among other prizes.

Silver Feather winners will also receive different literary-themed prizes.

“The competition will run from now until May 12,” Mrs Ward said.

“This library we have greatly benefits the community and hopefully this competition will bring in a new generation of readers.”

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