ONE lucky Lesmurdie resident hit the jackpot when checking out a book in Lesmurdie Library last month.
12-year-old Lucia Pownall discovered one of the five golden feathers hidden across Western Australia in a copy of Andrew Zurcher’s ‘The Giant’s Almanac’ as a part of the annual Scribblers Festival Golden Feather Hunt.
Designed to encourage youth excitement in reading, festival organisers hide five coveted gold feathers, 20 silver and 150,000 white ‘spot’ feathers in various books, with more than 130 libraries registering to participate.
Lucia’s discovery of the coveted golden feather won her an iPad, a signed book pack and VIP Scribblers Festival Experience ticket, including a meet and greet with several Australian authors.
“I come to the library a lot and love reading so this was great,” she said.
“Thank you very much to everyone involved for the opportunity.
“I’m so thrilled.”
Kalamunda mayor Margaret Thomas said though the City had registered all four community libraries in the hunt, they had no say in the feathers’ location and were delighted to house one of the winning prizes.
“The City was so excited to be involved in this year’s feather hunt as it has created such a wonderful sense of fun for our library staff and the community,” she said.
“Libraries are central to the idea of sharing books, ideas, and community spirit.
“It was magical to see local youth interacting with their local library and fall in love with reading all over again.”
All five of the golden feathers were discovered, with Lucia finding hers only days before the hunt concluded on May 28th.