Woodstock Library, in partnership with different government departments, hosted an integrated programme aimed at entertaining children as part of Library Week celebrations on Thursday 22 March.The event was held under the theme “Libraries: heart of the community”.About 148 children at preschool and Grade R level from various local schools participated. They came from schools such as St Agnes Little Oaks, Little Ones and Palm Trees.According to the organisers, the children enjoyed activities such as story reading by the library and the Nal’ibali campaign, face painting and a visit from the mascot of the City’s Water and Sanitation Department.Noxolo Gaba, the event coordinator, says children were also taught about washing hands, water awareness, and fire and rescue services.“The idea was to promote libraries to preschools and foundation phase and to encourage everyone to use libraries for children. “Libraries have different kinds of interesting books about almost everything. Some of these children are library members already.“For children this was an outing. They loved it and they enjoyed the refreshments, music and fun activities.”She says Woodstock Library has plans to expand its programmes by working with other institutions.Partnering departments included City health, social development, water and sanitation, fire and rescue services and recreation and parks.