A beary good time was had by all

Yarranlea students had fun folding origami bears.

Yarranlea Primary School students had a beary fun time folding origami bears.

Step aside Paddington, there’s a new bear in town! And the kid’s at Yarranlea Primary School got to hear all about him and his big, blustery adventure.

Mt Gravatt Library Campus Services, Team Member, Jana Rutledge read the story of Nelson Bear and the Yellow Umbrella to an enthralled group of children on Friday.

As part of the monthly Mt Gravatt Storytime, the Yarranlea students heard about Nelson and the bedlam that ensues when he heads outside on windy day with his yellow umbrella.

Nelson Bear and the Yellow Umbrella is written by Norfolk Island historian and author, Merval Hoare. It was written for her daughter and was based on a ‘real bear’ owned by the young girl.

Yarranlea Primary School shares the campus grounds with Mt Gravatt campus library. Each month, students walk from their classroom to the library and are read a story by a Library Campus Services team member.

They are also treated to fun and educational activities run by Griffith’s library staff. This month, in keeping with the bear theme, the children got to fold origami bears.

Mt Gravatt campus library has been opening its doors (and books) to the students since the community initiative began last year.