Kids keep busy, get creative at library

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Megan Wren, 10, Gwennie Sewell, 7, Ella Kilrain, 10, Zachary Wren, 7, Chayce, 7, and Lenni Stacpoole, 5, all of Manjimup, and Ruby Regan, 8, of Rockingham, show off the mosaic coasters they made during school holidays activities at the Manjimup library.
Camera IconMegan Wren, 10, Gwennie Sewell, 7, Ella Kilrain, 10, Zachary Wren, 7, Chayce, 7, and Lenni Stacpoole, 5, all of Manjimup, and Ruby Regan, 8, of Rockingham, show off the mosaic coasters they made during school holidays activities at the Manjimup library. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Free time and creativity came together for children last week as the Manjimup Library hosted a series of school holiday activities.

From Monday to Friday, library staff held a variety of hands-on activities for children to create things and pick up new skills.

Manjimup library and cultural services manager Fran Bullock has been running school holiday activities at the library since last July.

“When I had young children, there was nothing for them to do during school holidays,” she said.

“Now that they’ve grown, I still wanted to do classes for other children.”

Activities last week included creating embroidery hoop rainbow trees, mosaic coaster art and fun with hama beads.

Ms Bullock said activities like the rainbow trees taught children how to sew.

“Doing the button tree day was good for a skill that could be lost one day,” she said.

“Each of the activities gave children something they could take home and have for years to come.”

School holiday activities were also held in Walpole last week and there will be a showing of Angry Birds The Movie at the Walpole Community Hall from 10am tomorrow.

The pool inflatable at the Manjimup Aqua Centre will be available from 11am to 2pm today, Friday and Sunday.

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