Offaly Libraries encourage families to 'Spring into Storytime'

The annual Spring Into Storytime programme is underway and promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country. This year, Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Offaly 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.

The library’s digital collections have so much for everyone, especially children and can be accessed from home and include eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics. To take part in Spring Into Storytime, follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/offalylibraries You can also visit www.librariesireland.ie where online storytimes from library staff all over Ireland will be uploaded.

Storytimes on Facebook Monday - Thursday at 6pm throughout April

Storytimes on Facebook Friday - Sunday at 3pm throughout April

Live ‘Wednesday storytimes at 11am on Wednesdays throughout April

Register at https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/offaly libraries 26265678679

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