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  • Children at Dee Why Children's Centre showing off their beautiful creations

  • Artwork made by children at Council's Children Services

  • Artwork made by children at Council's Children Services

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

“I hope this makes you feel nice like the sunshine” – that’s the heart-warming message four year old Jillian has painted on her artwork for our Home Library Service clients.

Jillian’s message is just one of almost 200 artworks made by children from Council Children’s Services across the Northern Beaches that will arrive in Home Library Service deliveries this month.

The Home Library Service supports people who are elderly or live with a disability, and it’s hoped that the children’s artworks will brighten their day in lockdown.

The initiative has also taught the children an important lesson about vulnerable people living alone.

Natalie Hemingway, Director of Harbour View Children’s Centre said:

“The kids really loved creating the artworks for the Home Library Service clients”.

“We explained to them where their paintings were going and had a really good conversation about how there are some people who live alone, and that can be particularly hard at the moment. The children were so excited to make something for them.”

Well done to the children and educators at Brookvale Children’s Centre, Dee Why Children’s Centre, Harbour View Children’s Centre, Roundhouse Children’s Centre, Manly Community Pre-School and North Harbour Pre-School for being involved.

If you or the person you care for could be supported by the Home Library Service due to age, frailty or disability, please complete our Home Library Service Application Form or call us on 8495 6888.