Yanchep library taking part in Scribblers Festival

Feather-shaped bookmarks have been hidden in children's and young adult books in public libraries across the state.

YANCHEP Two Rocks Library is taking part in the hunt for five golden feathers hidden in books in the lead up to the inaugural Scribblers Festival.

The festival is a new children’s literature festival taking place from May 9-13.

Feather-shaped bookmarks have been hidden in children’s and young adult books in public libraries across the state.

Children who join in the hunt for feathers by exploring the range of library books on offer will unlock a world of literary magic and storytelling.

Statewide, there are five golden feathers to find, which will win the lucky readers a major prize, with an iPad, two nights in a hotel, a VIP pass to attend the Scribblers Festival and a customised book package.

There will be runner-up prizes for children who find one of 20 silver feathers while those who find the remaining feathers can colour, paint and decorate them before sharing their artwork on social media to win a prize.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said she was delighted the the city was taking part in the first Scribblers Festival.

“The City of Wanneroo is home to four fantastic libraries and each one is a treasure trove of brilliant books and other resources for people of all ages to enjoy,” she said.

“The Scribblers Festival is an initiative which we hope will encourage our youngest residents to visit their local library and discover the wonderful world of books.

“Children under 11 years makeup almost 19 per cent of the City of Wanneroo’s population – compared to 15 per cent for Western Australia – and the city is dedicated to providing a range of initiatives and programs such as this, to benefit children and their families.”

For more information on the Scribblers Festival visit www.scribblersfestival.com.au