Well, the day started off a bit windy, but it was perfect day for balloons! Cockburn Public Library staff, Marie (Children’s Librarian), Mary and Lizelle set up a table at the Hello Baby event to promote Storytime and Pram Jams. A full-size library poster also went up, which could be seen from far away. Storytime brochures and raffle tickets were placed on the table. The raffle hamper contained some really great baby goodies!

Then it was time to blow up the balloons. Pretty soon there were balloons everywhere. Must admit, we promoted the libraries well – some of the balloons went up into the air and hopefully brought some more people to the event! (Free promotion – great!)

Our stall soon became very popular! The three of us could not keep up with the ‘balloon demand’. There were babies, children and mums everywhere with flying balloons. Also, our library sessions were well promoted, and well received by ‘new’ mums. The mums were keen to know more about our libraries and children activities. Of course, we did not mind – it is always nice to cuddle babies!

Mums commented that the Hello Baby event is a great day out! They have really enjoyed the event, and said that they will be back next year. An event to be proud of!

And who won the raffle? The lucky winner was Anifa Delgado, pictured here receiving her prize from Library Manager, Duncan Furphy