Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime programme launched on April 1st and promises to bring the magic of storytime to libraries across the city and county of Kilkenny, and through libraries the length and breadth of Ireland. The programme provides an ideal opportunity for children to enjoy a variety of storytimes read by library staff, authors and parent. It allows children to experience reading as an activity which is fun, entertaining and allows families to share this happy time together.
Reading with children and access to books has many important long-term benefits. Children who develop an interest in stories and reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity and imagination, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older. The Spring into Storytime initiative is a creative way in which children’s literacy skills can be developed.
To find a Spring Into Storytime near you, visit our website at kilkennylibrary.ie or follow our social media channels @kilkennylibrary.