- Wednesday 15 July 2015
More than 80 babies, toddlers and parents attended a teddy bears’ picnic to celebrate the launch of Council’s my first Library card today (July 15) at Kawana Library.
Council’s Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the new toddler library card was for the youngest members of our community.
“My first Library card has been specially designed for babies and toddlers from age 0 to five and features a childhood classic, the teddy bear,” Cr McKay said.
“It was pleasing to see so many babies, toddlers and parents at the teddy bears’ picnic listening to stories, playing games and enjoying the giant bear-sized cake.
“By giving your toddler their own library card, parents are helping their children to access a whole new world of fun, discovery and adventure.
“My first Library membership will be your tot’s very first card, complete with their name and details and will enable them to feel like they belong to somewhere very special.
“Research shows being read to at an early age is critical in terms of a child’s social, cognitive, emotional and language development, and their overall wellbeing.
“This card is their early pass into this wonderful world of learning.
“Sunshine Coast Libraries have close to 10,000 picture books to choose from, offering hours of fun.
“My first Library card is proudly supported by the State Library of Queensland’s The Best Start family literacy initiative program aimed at creating stronger language and literacy environments for Queensland children before they start kindergarten and school.”
Head to your local library today to obtain your toddler’s my first Library card membership. Visit Council’s library website for library locations or call your local library on 5475 8989.