Turn the world patchwork with Elmer the Elephant and East Riding Libraries in May half term

Tue, 07 May 2019

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.