Kyabram Free Press

Spectacula­r books for 'Booktacula­r'

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The Kyabram P-12 College Library is holding its ‘Booktacula­r’ from the week commencing Monday, October 4.

Students, staff and the parent community are encouraged to get involved in the celebratio­n, with a variety of events to run over a three-week period.

The theme for this year’s ‘Booktacula­r’ is Curious Creatures — Wild Minds. All activities will be focused on inspiring students to be curious and wild.

Due to the staggered student return to on-site learning, students will engage in the interactiv­e activities as they return to school.

The excitement will commence with a virtual presentati­on, Bringing Books to Life, engaging students in dance, song and storytelli­ng.

This year the library has organised author/illustrato­rs Felice Arena, Adam Wallace, Chris Kennett and George Ivanoff, who have designed virtual presentati­ons for the students.

Chris Humphrey from Wild Action interactiv­e wildlife will present Zoo Zooms from Wildlife HQ. Chris is well known for his television wildlife shows and appearing on Dr Harry's Animal Encounters.

Students will also have the opportunit­y to attend the Booktacula­r Expo, with 25 stations, providing them with a range of interactiv­e activities and giveaways when they attend.

The Scholastic Book Fair will run until October 22, with the opportunit­y to purchase books. A virtual tour will be available via social media for parents wishing to make a purchase.

Another Booktacula­r event will be the College Book Drive, a library initiative to encourage student borrowing and library ownership, which aims to add new non-fiction books into the College library. Students will select pre-purchased books and have their name placed inside the cover, ready for the library.

The celebratio­n will conclude with a fun dress-up day, with students and staff dressing in their favourite book creature or character.

For inquiries regarding the Booktacula­r or Book Fair, email Booktacula­r co-ordinator Jennifer Sargant at Jennifer.sargant@ education.vic.gov.au

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