Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is 30 years old this year, and there will be a chance for all children up to seven years old to join East Riding Libraries during the May half term holiday.
David McKee’s children’s picture book, ‘Elmer’ was first published in 1989 and tells the story of a patchwork multi-coloured elephant and his adventures with friends, with an underlying theme of celebrating diversity. Thirty-nine book titles have been created since then, and the series has sold over eight million copies in fifty languages around the world.
Penny Chaloner, librarian, said: “These free events in East Riding Libraries will be a chance for us all to celebrate our own true colours with the brand new book, ‘Elmer’s Birthday’ and fun activities.”
Children are welcome to dress in bright colours to celebrate the theme.
The events will be held at:
North Ferriby Library : Tuesday, 21 May : 2.45pm – 3.15pm
Swanland library: Wednesday, 22 May : 9.15am - 9.45am
Flamborough Library : Tuesday, 28 May : drop in any time during opening hours
Pocela Centre, Pocklington: Tuesday, 28 May : 10am -11am
Hornsea Library : Tuesday, 28 May : 11am-11.30am
Driffield Centre : Tuesday, 28 May : 11am- 11.45am
Petuaria Centre, Brough : Wednesday, 29 May : 9.30am-10am
Bridlington Central Library : Wednesday, 29 May : 10am-11am
Goole Library : Wednesday, 29 May : 10am-10.30am
Haltemprice Library and Customer Services : Wednesday, 29 May : 10.30am-11.15am
Petuaria Centre, Brough : Wednesday, 29 May : 11am-11.30am
Cottingham Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 10am – 10.30am
Hessle Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 10am – 10.30am
North Bridlington Library : Thursday, 30 May : 11am
Snaith Library : Thursday, 30 May : 11am-11.30am
Stamford Bridge Library : Thursday, 30 May : 1.45pm-3.15pm
Withernsea Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 2.15pm-3pm
Beverley Library : Thursday, 30 May : 2.30pm – 3.30pm
South Cave Library : Thursday, 30 May : 3pm-3.25pm
Willerby Library : Thursday, 30 May : 4pm-4.30pm
Howden Centre : Friday, 31 May : 11am-11.30am
Wicstun Centre, Market Weighton : Monday, 3 June : 11am-11.30am
Places should be booked in advance, by contacting your local library.
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