So did they? Blimey..yes they did!
The next 3 hours were a frenzy of drawing, cutting out, story telling, badge making, clandestine biscuit eating and even snowman making. The library reckons we had about 70 'paying punters' (50p each with squash and a biccy chucked in can't be bad!), and it felt like all of them got stuck in.
There was the normal riot of colour, cool pictures and requests to draw dinosaurs (you know who you are!)...
....and we also managed to jazz up the (already pretty snazzy) kids area, with a rabble of cut-out characters parading all round the tops of the bookshelves.
Sean Julian explains how he always likes to get into character before drawing a bear.
Some kids deciding to 'go 3D'
A MASSIVE THANKS to the Friends of Marksbury Road Library and library staff for inviting us, making us feel so welcome and putting in a considerable amount of legwork themselves.
AND REMEMBER KIDS - USE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY!