Reading with your child can make a huge difference to their development and long-term health.
Children who read well are more likely to do well at school, make friends and have a better social life, which in turn increases their chances of getting a good job, living in better housing, being healthier and living longer. Even if you are not a confident reader yourself, you can make sure children in your family are.
At our libraries we have:
Staff at our libraries are keen to make parents, carers and children feel welcome, happy and comfortable - so there’s no need to worry about tantrums, books being pulled off the shelves or the need to feed or take a child to the toilet. No charges are made for accidental damage or overdue books for under-fives.