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Thursday, 1st April 2021

Louth libraries encouraging families to ‘spring into storytime’

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Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime programme launches on April 1st and promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country. This year, Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Louth County Libraries will organise virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy at home.

The programme provides an ideal opportunity for children to take time to enjoy a variety of stories through online storytimes by library staff and authors and 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.

Louth County Libraries will be organising the following events:

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  • Facebook Friday 2nd of April 11:00am Sensory Craft & Storytime: A sneaky snake craft – followed by The Gruffalo Storytime
  • Facebook Friday 2nd April 3pm A Nature themed sensory gel bag craft session.
  • Facebook Storytime every Tuesday and Saturday @ 6:30pm
  • Parent and Toddler Zoom Sessions 1st/8th/15th/22st of April (Register via Instagram, link in bio)
  • Wednesday 7th April 3pm Creative writing easter workshop Maeve Devoy Zoom (Workshop is full)
  • Facebook Friday 9th April 11am Nursery rhyme time Puppet Show
  • Louth Libraries Blog “Shelf Life” will have feature posts on book recommendations for ages 0-4.

To take part in Spring into Storytime, visit Louth County Libraries social media channels:

Instagram & Facebook: Louth County Libraries

Twitter: Please follow the #louthlibraries

You can also visit www.librariesireland.ie where online storytimes from library staff all over Ireland will be uploaded.

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