Proserpine boy wins family trip to the reef
MORE than 500 children from the Whitsundays visited the Proserpine Library to celebrate Children’s Book Week.
All children aged 12 years and under who visited Whitsunday Regional Libraries in Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine holding a current membership were eligible to enter the draw to win a major prize valued at more then $600.
This year’s winner was 7-year-old Cooper Boswell, accompanied by his mother Kaila Boswell, was presented with a family day trip for two adults and three children to Reefworld, compliments of Cruise Whitsundays.
The winning entry was drawn by Whitsunday mayor Jennifer Whitney. Cr John Collins presented the award to Cooper and his mother.
Whitsunday libraries project officer Jacqui Neave said Cooper was excited at winning the prize and was now looking forward to enjoying the Reefworld trip with his family.
The 2013 Children’s Book Week theme was Read Across the Universe and all libraries hosted a range of fun activities and craft sessions to celebrate.
Ms Neave said a major highlight of the week was the alternate universe play of Alice in Wonderland which had the children grinning from ear to ear as they enjoyed tea with the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.
“We want children to learn that libraries are fun and a great community hub to enjoy with their friends,” she said.
GREAT PRIZE: Councillor John Collins (left) presented 7-year-old Cooper Boswell and his mother Kaila Boswell with a family day trip for two adults and three children to Reefworld for this year's Children’s Book Week celebrations at the Proserpine Library.