A lovable patchwork elephant is the theme of a series of children’s activities planned in Keighley Library.

Bradford Council’s Libraries Service is holding its first official Elmer Day on Saturday, 28 May to celebrate ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’, by David McKee, originally published in 1968.

The book is regarded as a modern classic with over million copies sold worldwide. The underlying message of the story, still relevant today, is that it is alright to be different.

Libraries across the district have actvities planned, including stories, crafts, dressing up and pinning the trunk on Elmer.

Keighley Library is hosting- Elmer stories, crafts and prize for most brightly dressed child –at 11am, Saturday, 28 May.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: "Elmer has been a popular children's book character for decades, but the message of the story is still significant today. These activities are a fun introduction to the story and will hopefully encourage children to enjoy books."


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