Every month, 20 children attend Pelči Library’s ‘Little school of local history’, where they research the library’s digital history collection and make animated films about the past.
The library's popular local history classes are stimulating children’s curiosity about the past, improving their creative and analytic skills and building their confidence.
The children work in teams. After choosing a topic and conducting research, they draft a story based on history and legend. They draw and paint scenes from the story, and using a scanner, digitize the drawings. They use the library's computers and free software to create an animated film, adding text, sound effects and titles.
After they have discussed and edited the film, it is screened at community events.