We love Elmer!


About the event

Started in 2016, Elmer day is a national celebration of the popular children's character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. On Saturday 27 May hundreds of events will be taking place in bookshops and libraries across the country.

Created by David Mckee, Elmer was first published by Anderson Press in 1989. Since then, Elmer's iconic patchwork and playful character have made him a firm favourite in millions of households across the world. Elmer encourages children to accept other's differences and practice tolerance and kindness.

What's on in Bucks

Tue 23 May 2017

Elmer Storytime with Craft Activity

Elmer Storytime followed by craft activity for children under 5.

Beaconsfield Library | 10am to 10:30am

Sat 27 May 2017

Elmer Treasure Hunt and Colouring-in

Elmer Treasure Hunt and colouring activities for children under 10.

Beaconsfield Library | 10am to 12pm

Make a 3D Elmer the Elephant

An afternoon of craft in celebration of Elmer the Elephants birthday

Hazlemere Library | 10:30am to 12pm

Elmer Day Story & Craft

Get creative with paper, tissue, glue, stickers, colouring pens for children under 10.

Iver Heath Community Library | 10:30am to 12pm

Elmer Day with Stories & Craft

Join us to celebrate Elmer Day with Stories and Crafts

Buckingham Library | 10:30am to 11:30am

Elmer stories, crafts and games

Wear your brightest clothes to celebrate the world's most colourful elephant.

Elmer stories, crafts and games, fun for all the family

Micklefield Library | 11am to 12:30am

Take Elmer home

You can borrow Elmer and many other picture books from Buckinghamshire Libraries with your library card.

Children may borrow up to 20 items on their library cards.

Reserve Elmer's very first adventure below. Also available in a Giant Print & Braille format

Browse and reserve an Elmer book

Some Elmer titles are also available as eBooks

David Mckee

Elmer- Giant Print and BrailleElmer
David Mckee

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