The Gemfields Library will launch a kid’s corner in April, thanks to the First 5 Forever program.
Councillor Megan Daniels said it was the first time that the library had a dedicated children’s space.
‘Libraries are very important to our communities as they’re a welcoming space for all,’ Cr Daniels.
‘Storytime has been running at the Gemfields library for a number of years, but now families have a space just for them to enjoy during all opening hours.
‘The space includes new resources, furnishing, an eye-catching carpet and wall decals.’
It will officially be opened during the First 5 Forever storytime session on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 10.30 am.
First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.
‘Every year, our libraries receive funding to resource and maintain the First 5 Forever program allowing our youngest a safe space to talk, play, read and sing,’ Cr Daniels said.
‘First 5 Forever sessions are held in our community libraries every week along with many other activities.’
‘They are free to join, contact your local library or visit council’s website to find out more.’