From 10.300 am on Sat the 3rd of December 2016, the toy Echidna, ‘Anstey’ – beloved mascot from the Library – will be sent into space in a weather balloon. It will go on a 30,000m journey. This is a joint effort with the Library and the Historical Society, to encourage children that History doesn’t have to be dull and boring!
There will be space talks, space – themed craft activities and a live crossing to the launch site. It will be held in the Relaxed Reading area of the library (Mission Control) and is a family friendly event.