Thirty mums and their children were at the regional library on Wednesday to hear the reading of The cranky old bear as part of a simultaneous book reading held across the nation.
Communities for Children co-ordinator Maree Thomas read the book with the children who also helped with bear noises.
The initiative by the Australian Library Assocation has been hailed a major success.
“It was great fun, mums are saying they want more events so I am working on new ones all the time,” Ms Thomas said.
The mums and children were happy because the cranky bear story included making a pillow for a sheep.
The children then raced outside to see some sheep being shorn.
Ms Thomas’ father Keith from Orange was the shearer.
“I’ve been doing for this for nearly 60 years,” he said.
The children loved the experience.