THE WEEK of Slovak Libraries, which began on March 31, saw libraries around the country intensify their activities. The Upper Nitra Library organised a host of events, with free registration for children, an “amnesty on fees” for late books and a discussion with local author, photographer and TASR newswire editor Pavol Remiaš.
The library’s week of events culminated in an activity centered around Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. The library sought to gather the biggest number of princesses and peas, wherein princesses (and princes too, as boys and adults were allowed to participate as well) were to don a princess’ gown and crown as quickly as possible, hop into a royal bed and scream “ouch!” upon feeling the small pea.
In 120 minutes, a total of 277 children took turns lying in the bed, according to organiser Božena Blaháčová, including library director Silvia Myšiaková, setting a new Slovak record.
Similar activities took place in libraries all over the country, some of which involved sleepovers for children, in addition to a variety of games and competitions.
14. Apr 2014 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská