NINE-YEAR-OLD Will Hannelly celebrated his love of reading and poetry at a Book Spine Poetry session at Orange City Library recently.
Using the titles on the spines of books, DVD and CDs he created four poems.
“I used a lot of books and then a lot of action and then a combination,” he said of where he found his inspiration.
“I really like reading, especially books about made-up stuff from a long time ago.”
Children’s librarian Lisa Martin said it was a unique way for children to collate a poem and also a first-time event for the library.
“They select books, DVDs, CDs or playaways [talking books] and using the spine labels create a poem,” she said.
Ms Martin said the children thoroughly enjoyed the 30-minute poetry session.
“Each child received a free registration card for their participation to allow them to order books from libraries across the central west,” she said.
Among the participants was seven-year-old James Kim, whose family moved to Orange from Korea just two months ago.
Ms Martin said the class would help him to make new friends and improve his English skills.