Story time for babies

TO HELP celebrate the International Year of Reading this year, Gympie Library has developed an innovative story-time program for babies which will be known as Baby Bounce.

Gympie Library staff already hold Littlies Storytime for under fives on Wednesdays from 10.30am-11.30am during school term.

Starting today and running from 10.30-11am, Baby Bounce sessions will commence be held for babies and their parents/carers at Gympie Library.

One of the key messages for the National Year of Reading 2012 is that sharing a book for just 10 minutes a day, can instil in a child a life-long love of reading.

Parents can visit Gympie Library during either of these sessions and pick up a great range of ideas about which books their children will love and take home some of these books to read with them.

Young Peoples Services Librarian Lynne Alsop said it was widely recognised the most active period for brain growth and development was from birth to three years of age.

"The Baby Bounce sessions will help to instil a love of reading for babies from birth," Ms Alsop said.

"It is a great opportunity for parents to get together and have some fun with their babies."

Baby Bounce and Littlies Storytime are free of charge.

Contact Gympie Library on 54810859 or for more information.

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