Here's the booth manned by my colleagues from Children's Services. You can't miss it -- they are at the front of the hall (nearer to the right):
Library members can borrow books on the spot and Spin The Wheel to win prizes (there's also a ASK! promotion, i.e. ask questions to win prizes):
Children's Librarians (with programme executives colleagues) telling a story through a play (abridged version below):
Introduction to the story: About a merchant...
... with a rat problem.
The rat was so bold that the merchant couldn't do anything to it while the rat continued to eat the merchant's rice.
So the merchant went to consult a wise old man, who in turn...
... recommended a Samurai Cat to the merchant. But alas, the rat defeats the warrior!
And so the merchant laments to the old master that his stuffed cat was better than the Samurai Cat.
The old master sends another cat, but this time an old one. The merchant balks at the old cat and wonders if the cat will be any good when the warrior has failed.
The old cat, unlike the other cat before him, doesn't pick a fight with the rat. The old cat even asks the rat to take the food and leave him alone.
The rat gets bolder and takes more food.
The comes the harvest and the rat helps itself to a rice ball...
... and gets stuck by the sticky rice. Turns out the old cat prepared the riceball for the rat.
And so, the merchant understood that old doesn't mean useless.
The old master advises the merchant that brains are sometimes better than brawn.
The cast takes a bow. They are librarians and programme executives from NLB.
Aren't these librarians cool?
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