Library promotes ‘Raising Readers’ | THE DAILY HERALD

Raising Readers is aimed at children ages two to five years old.



PHILIPSBURG–The Philipsburg Jubilee Library is building on its “reading is fundamental” purpose by launching “Raising Readers” programme, aimed at instilling the joy of hearing a story and ultimately reading a story in babies, their parents, teachers and other caregivers.

  Set to start in November, Raising Readers will be held at the library in the Adolphus Richardson Building on W.J.A. Nisbeth Road Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

  Raising Readers is aimed at children ages two to five years old. A library staff member or volunteer will read and sing with the toddlers and their caregivers.

  The reading hour is billed as a fun, interactive programme with sing-alongs of classic nursery rhymes and the telling of stories.

  The library has contacted day-care centres to get these on board with the Raising Readers programme. Centres which have not been contacted by the library yet, may call tel. 542-2970 to schedule a date to participate.

  The library has hosted its “Read to Me Book Start” campaign since 2010 and “Rhyme Time” activities since 2013 to motivate parents and caregivers to read to their babies and toddlers as often as possible. These programmes are built on the concept that reading to children on a daily basis reinforces the bond between parent and child.

Source: The Daily Herald