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Published Thursday 12 November 2020

Library helps create new chapter in Seymour hospital history

Young children across Mitchell Shire will help create a new chapter in Seymour District Memorial Hospital’s history with a special library storytime and colouring competition this month.

Mitchell Shire Council is hosting the commemorative activity in partnership with Seymour Health and GO Seymour to help celebrate the hospital’s 100th year.

Children are encouraged to get their teddy bears and dolls ready for a check-up with a special reading of My First Visit to Hospital by Rebecca Hunt and Maisy Goes to Hospital by Lucy Cousins. They will also be able to make their own nurse’s hat and take part in colouring competition to mark the occasion.

Throughout the week, the Seymour library will display a series of posters developed to commemorate the 100-year milestone and feature some local history in the library catalogue collection.

The Seymour District Memorial Hospital 100 Years’ Storytime will be held on Mitchel Shire Council’s Facebook page at 10.30am on Monday 16 November.

The colouring in competition is available from the library activity hub and from library branches in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan.

The activities are part of a month long celebration to mark the 100-year milestone which also includes a mini-documentary series, posters, banners, town entry signs, and a logo. Community members are encouraged to share their stories and memorabilia of the hospital over the years. Details are available through Seymour Health’s Facebook page.

Comments from Mitchell Shire Council CEO Brett Luxford

“We are excited to be able to use storytime and our libraries to help celebrate the occasion and to reflect on the important role that services like Seymour Health and the Seymour District Memorial Hospital have in our community.

“This is a fun way we can share some of that history with the younger generation and encourage people to discover what’s on offer at their local library at the same time.”

This page was last updated on 12 November 2020.