Monday, 23 November 2015

I'm on Manchester's Library Cards!

Manchester Libraries have redesigned their library cards and they thought that the children's cards ought to be illustrated. 

They used illustrations from my baby books as part of their publicity when the newly refurbished library was launched last year (do you remember the poster?). So they came back to me this time and asked if I would let them use my work on the library cards. It seemed such a lovely idea, of course I said yes.

They sent me some samples of the actual cards. Great aren't they? To launch them, they organised a days of children's events with me. We had a lot of fun. I thought it only fitting to read the three books featured on the cards, so I read Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe for the first time in a long time (complete with feather bower and high-kick dancing!), as well as Bears on the Stairs and Class Three all at Sea

I did two storytellings in the morning, then a workshop with older children and their parents in the afternoon. We had a great turn-out and it went really well.


Toni said...

How fun is that!

I think our library is completely digital now. Sad, because I have so many memories as a kid of searching through the card file. So many discoveries to be had!

Lynne the Pencil said...

Yes, I think all libraries in the UK will have been digital for a while. I wish we grown-ups could have illustrated library cards too though!

Ninnu said...

Very nice library cards! We have only grey ones here in my home city in Finland. I hope that reading in a traditional way (books) will survive.