Wester Hailes Library has a colourful new resident!

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Wester Hailes library might be looking a bit more colourful the next time you pay a visit, as local children have put the finishing touches to a mammoth model of Elmer the elephant!

Elmer has been created over the last few weeks by local children and library staff. This began as a project for the half-term holidays, but became a bit of a bigger task than first thought!  First the structure was created from recycled plastic bottles, which were covered with layers of paper-mache.  Then came the fun job of painting on his multi-coloured coat.

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Elmer, the patchwork elephant, is the title character in a series of books by author David McKee.  On the final day of decorating, Library worker Mel read one of Elmer’s adventures to the children, and they marched around the Library in an elephant parade!

Be sure to pay Elmer a visit next time you are in the library!

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