The Central Highlands Regional Council local libraries are excited to be giving away free First 5 Forever t-shirts over the next month.
Pop on down to your closest library and join a storytime, wriggle and rhyme or baby rhyme time session for your child to receive their gift this month.
‘Over this time the program has increased delivery in our nine libraries to 100% and has achieved an attendance of over 2,500 parents and children.
‘First 5 Forever sessions have significantly benefited families and children across the district over the last seven years,’ said Manager Connected Communities Suzanne Poulter.
‘Council’s library staff work closely with local organisations and community groups to promote early childhood literacy, and outreach programs have been established to better serve communities that don’t have regular children’s programs.
‘The funding enabled staff to access training to enhance knowledge and skills in implementing and promoting programs to assist parents to read, sing, talk and play with their children every day,’ she said.
The First 5 Forever initiative, led by the Queensland Government, is delivered to young families in partnership with public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across the state. It not only provides families with the opportunity to take their children to a safe location to listen to stories, socialise and take part in fun activities, it also provides them with the resources to extend their knowledge through library programs.
Visit council’s library page to view your closest library and join the team for a session this month.
Can’t make it into one of the libraries? Join us online for a rhyme session, storytime or activity.