Breathing life into books

Duo Min Miles and Sean Forbes getting ready for their book-based music performance at Romsey library (Damjan Janevski). 383079_04

Dynamic duo, Min and Sean, brought picture books to life in the Macedon Ranges for a special last week to wrap up the school holiday activities for the summer break.

The musical show brought delight to little kids across Goldfields libraries, with endearing and interactive songs based on books by Aaron Blabey and other top Australian picture book authors.

Goldfields acting programs coordinator Chris Donnelly said they have musical performances once or twice a year.

“For us it’s about highlighting literacy in all its forms,” he said. “It isn’t just sitting quietly and reading a book.

“Not all kids are avid readers but you can entertain with songs and performances so you can link that to literacy.

“All of these types of activities, particularly for pre-primary school children… lead to a developed imagination and better means of absorbing information.”

Goldfield libraries are located throughout the Macedon Ranges and hold a range of free activities and events during the school term and holidays.


Zoe Moffatt