First visit to the library
  • Thursday 01 September 2011

Sunshine Coast libraries are celebrating National Literacy and Numeracy Week in September by hosting prep students on their first visit to a public library.

Whilst visiting Maroochydore library prep children from Kuluin State School will participate in a number of fun literacy activities including storytelling, treasure hunts, learning how to use the library and, most importantly, learning how to borrow a book.

National Literacy and Numeracy Week is celebrated each year to promote the importance of literacy and numeracy to both children and the wider community.

Children need to have strong literacy and numeracy skills so they can fully participate in the community and life as they grow older. The core skills they learn as young ones are built on throughout their schooling years.

Kuluin State School is implementing a Prep Home Literacy programme to encourage reading at home, because the success to early literacy begins at home. Part of this programme is to encourage children and families to visit, join and use their local public library.

Maroochydore Library runs a number of ongoing early literacy programmes including weekly Storytelling and Babes in Arms session.