Padding Bear is a favourite among children and adults. Ballymena Central Library have responded to the success of the latest Paddington Bear movie by providing lots of stories about the bear for library goers to lend.


Photograph from Ballymena Central Library Facebook Page

If your kids adored the film or you just would like to encourage you kids to read a new series of fun books then grab a Paddington Bear story now. Paddington Bear was created by author Michael Bond and the first story was released in 1958. The Paddinton stories were his most famous by far telling the story of this bear from “Darkest Peru”, who is sent to England by his Aunt Lucy, carrying nothing but a suitcase full of marmalade. Arriving at Paddington Station he was taken in by the Brown Family who also named him Paddington. The Paddington Bear website says that;

“In total, more than 150 titles have been published in a variety of formats ranging from the original novels, which appeal to all ages, right through to board books aimed at Paddington’s very youngest fans. Many of the books have been translated and some of the stories have been published in over 40 different languages.”

We are sure that these charming stories are set to be family favourites for many years to come, in Ballymena and farther afield.

Ballymena Central Library opens at 9.30 and closes at 17.00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Thursdays they are open from 9.30-20.00. Head there now to pick up a Paddington Bear story.