Your Abilene Public Library is looking for help in the community, especially youth! We invite you to be an integral part of our upcoming Summer Reading Club by helping us to decorate the Main Library with an art project inspired by the book, “Wombat Said Come In,” by Brian Lies.
This summer, the library will continue to celebrate 2023’s Children’s Art + Literacy Festival’s featured author/illustrator, Brian Lies, by making his work the theme of our Summer Reading Club. That way, if you participate in the fun of CALF this year, you can keep the fun going at your library with more activities throughout the summer.
For this particular art project, we’re asking the community to decorate paper quilt squares, supplied by the library, in any way you want, using any medium you want. All we ask is you keep it family-friendly. Once you’ve completed decorating the square, return it to any Abilene Public Library location by June 1st.
you may also pickup printed copies at your library
We’ll gather all the completed squares and put them together to make a beautiful collaborative paper quilt that the whole community helped to create. Once completed, we’ll hang the quilt at the Main Library for all to see during CALF, running June 8-13. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.
About the Book, “Wombat Said Come In”
Australian bushfires roar above Wombat’s home. He is fortunate that his burrow is deep below ground, and his safe. He snuggles under his crazy quilt and drinks his tea.
Then, one by one, five uniquely Australian animals (Wallaby, Kookaburra, Platypus, Koala, and Sugar Glider) seek refuge from the fires, and Wombat welcomes them all.