07/05/2011 Categories: Summer Reading Club

Today is our children's craft day. Join us at 1:00 pm in the library Turrentine Room for a special craft about the beautiful country of Australia.

Supplies may be limited. Come early to ensure a seat.

 

If you can not attend today's craft here is a link to a website that has a similar craft:

 

Did you know?

Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the world’s smallest, flattest continent.

The emu is a large, brown, soft-feathered, flightless bird. Emus grow up to two metres tall and have three toes and long legs that allow them to run very fast, up to 50km per hour.  The female emu is larger than the male and lays up to 20 large, dark green eggs. The emu appears on the Australian 50 cent coin and alongside the red kangaroo on the Australian Coat of Arms. It is also a recurring figure in Aboriginal mythology. The emu avoids populated areas and feeds on grass, leaves and small insects. You’ll see emus in grasslands, sclerophyll forests and savanna woodlands all over Australia.

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50% larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world - only two people per square kilometre.

 The Above facts were taken from this website:

 

G'Day Mates!