Lilliput Library 132

We missed recording the launch of Lilliput Library 132 earlier this year.  It’s on site at 41 Severn St, Abbotsford and is under the guardianship of its artist Suzanne Blackley. A very warm welcome to this much appreciated Lilliput Library.

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Lilliput Library 188

Lilliput Fernhill nov 2018Please welcome Lilliput Library 188 to the family. It is on site at 1 Watts Road, Fernhill, Queenstown. This Lilliput was the 11th organised by the Catalyst Trust.

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LL 185,186 and 187

Please welcome Lilliput Libraries 185,186 and 187.

“Clyde and Districts Lions Club have now 8 Lilliput Libraries in the Clyde and Alexandra townships with one more close to being installed. Later in November our Club is hosting a celebratory afternoon tea recognising the contributions of Guardians, artists, supporters, project team and others who have supported our Lilliput library journey”

“Guardians are telling us how much they are enjoying their libraries and the fun of meeting people at the fence. We have also heard from children telling us that they enjoy taking a book from one library and returning it to another library”

“This has been a great Lions club project. Club members have enjoyed the process and have enjoyed new relationships that have been made with guardians and artists”

“Have we met the goals of Lilliput Libraries – increasing reading, promoting the love of books and enhancing community connections. We know we have by the feedback we are getting. Tim Cadogen our Mayor has endorsed our project and each library is profiled on the Central Otago App.”

 

The three Lilliputs are on site at 9 Pines Rd, 16 Kamaka Cres and 37A Ventry St in Alexandra. Go take a look and find a book.

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Lilliput Libraries 183,184,190 and 191

Hurrah! Four new Lilliput Libraries are on site and they’re located in Whangarei!  Please welcome LL183 to Barnardos and LL184 to Big Step Day Care. LL190 to 15C Raumati Cres, Onerahi and LL191 to 233 Pataua South Rd, RD 1, Onerahi

 

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Lilliput Libraries 181 and 182

 

Welcome, welcome to Lilliput Library – No 181. Deb Kelly and her neighbouring booklovers have installed this LL at 1 Delta St, Belleknowes. It was painted by Heather Dunkley with a Greek theme, as a nod to the Greek Quarter where they live☺️.

 

Lilliput Library No 182 is now on site at 25 Campbells Rd, Pine Hill. Natalie and Selwyn Yeoman are the guardians.Natalie painted her LL with the help of her daughter-in-law who created the design. Welcome to the Lilliput Family.

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Lilliput Libraries 178,179 and 180

LL178 is now on site at James Hargest College, Junior Campus, 6 Layard St, Invercargill. It was painted by artist and teacher at the Junior Campus Melanie Larsen, and Keri Cochrane the school librarian is the guardian. Welcome to our Lilliput Library family!

48 Carlyle St

 

Please welcome Lilliput Library 179 to our Lilliput community. It’s located at 48 Carlyle St, Invercargill. Jenny Chilton is the Guardian – go take a look and find a book.

 

Welcome to LL 180 – it’s located at 5 Gretton Park, Quail Rise, Queenstown. Thanks to artist Ryan Mawhinney and handyman Toby Wheatley. And Catalyst Trust’s steady supporters – Landsker Construction, Mega Mitre 10, Resene and Queenstown Library.

 

 

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Lilliput Libraries 175, 176 and 177

LL 175 is now on site. It’s located at 21 Scurr Road, Scroggs Hill. The guardian is Maria Lane. Have a look, find a book!

 

Please welcome LLs 176 and 177 located at St Francis Xavier School at 27 Benhar St, Maryhill.

The Lilliput Libraries were made by the Taieri Mens Shed. Artist and teacher Kerry Mackay was invited to inspire the children at St Francis Xavier to help with the design for the two new Lilliput Libraries based at the school 27 Benhar Street Mornington.
The artist Peter Henderson, a local potter, was used to inspire the children’s ideas. He draws quirky characters on plates, bowls and cups. During the drawing workshop with St Francis young artists Kerry emphasized playing with line and exploring ideas without worrying about being overly ‘careful’. Children spontaneously drew things and characters from books and their imaginations. Many drew pets on a lead which Peter often draws alongside yellow clouds.

From a page of drawings Kerry selected one or two images from each artist and painted in black on top of some blocks of colour. They were then overpainted using yellow and orange, as Peter often uses orange in his ceramics. We are very proud of our libraries. There will be a children’s library and an adults library. We are looking forward to sharing our libraries with the local community.

 

 

 

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