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Enjoying the library and storytime
Your local library offers designated children’s areas, programs, and services for children.
Together, we can provide a fun and positive experience. We hope you will help by assisting in the selection of books and materials, attending programs and following our tips for a positive experience.
We encourage you to read to your children from birth.
Reading to your child and then teaching them to read promotes healthy brain development that lasts a lifetime.
To help you in the early stages of your child’s development your local library provides storytimes for your Tiny Tots, Toddler or Pre-schooler. Storytime can be a very special sharing time with your child.
More tips to make storytime a fun, safe and positive experience for everybody
We encourage you to do the following:
- Be close at hand as this will assist library staff in creating a participatory, enjoyable and safe environment.
- Feel free to leave the session if your child becomes distracted and restless. Try again later, or come back for another great storytime.
- Meet other parents and share experiences, but to sit away from the storytime area if you wish to chat to other parents during storytime, as this can be very distracting for the children and the storyteller.