Tablelands’ ‘See It Do It Library Day’ pulls in local community

women doing writing activity with young child
Image: Courtesy of Tablelands Libraries

Over 700 people ‘came’, ‘saw it’ and ‘did it’ at Tableland’s ‘See It Do It Library Day’ on Saturday 25 May 2019. The full day event was designed promote the diversity of activities on offer to the community, highlighting the library as ‘more than just a place to borrow and read books.’

Activities held on the day included First 5 Forever Active Play and Rhyme time, Virtual Reality, Jimu Robots and Lego Mindstorm ‘Race Your Bots’, a craft table, sensory play, local history talks and our book chat group.

We promoted our other library programs such as Tech Savvy Senior Computing Classes, drop in technology help sessions, Storytime and Lego Mania.

We also had face painting, balloon making, a car display from North Queensland Motoring Club, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Fire Truck, sausage sizzle and a coffee van. Local businesses Book House and Bolinda Audio also generously donated prizes for giveaways.

A lot of fun was had by all in attendance and we are happy to see new faces join our library and attend our programs. Atherton Library staff were pleasantly surprised by the high attendance with many positive comments received on the day.

craft display
Image: Courtesy of Tablelands Libraries

About the authors
Rachel Raisin & Karen Johnson are F5F Program Officers at Tablelands Libraries.