Pop-Up Library has come to Rainbow

From Nicole Leach

Nicole Leach with the Year Nine Dreamchasers students at the official opening of the Pop-Up Library.
Nicole Leach with the Year Nine Dreamchasers students at the official opening of the Pop-Up Library.

It is with much excitement that I announce that Rainbow and Yaapeet now have a Pop-Up Library for kids to access all over town. The idea of a Pop-Up Library is that there are tubs of children’s books placed in businesses around Rainbow and one in Yaapeet. Children can sit and read and enjoy the books in that location and they are also welcome to borrow the books and enjoy them at home. The books can then be returned and swapped for more books from any of the Pop-Up Library tubs in town. Lots of kids have “I love reading” library bags to carry their books around and I encourage parents and carers to support this initiative and help our young ones to foster a love of reading.

The Pop-Up Library has been supported by the Wimmera Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network, Rainbow P-12 College, the Year 9 Dreamchasers students (as part of their community project) and of course the local businesses who have been willing to have a Pop-Up Library for kids to access. Thanks to all of these groups. I would also like to thank local community members who generously donated books for use in our library. I was inundated with books which have now filled our Pop-Up Library tubs and will be enjoyed by a new generation of young readers.
The locations of the Pop-Up Library tubs are: Schillings Service Station, Bow Bakery, Ian’s IGA, Rainbow Pharmacy, The Rainbow Cafe, The Purple Turkey Hair Salon in Yaapeet, Rainbow Playgroup and the Rainbow Hospital. I will also have one each fortnight at Shake, Rattle and Read at the College. If anyone else would like to have a Pop-Up Library at their business, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the College.
So keep an eye out for the library tubs and let’s get the kids in our community enjoying the adventures that reading can bring!