Celebrate Children's Book Week

Our Reading Rooms' team are out and about this week with special sessions taking place around the city for Children's Book Week run by the Book Trust.

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Sinead Devine, Reading Rooms Project Manager, has chosen a lovely quote to reflect why we encourage children to develop a love for books from an early age.

"To put a gift of books into the hands of newborn children and their parents is to open the door into the great treasury of reading - the only road to development and intellectual delight in every field of life. After food, warmth, and love, children need books more than anything else."
- Author Philip Pullman

Our first Reading Room of the week was with Kinship Care group (4-7 years) on Monday.

Una read 'That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown' by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton. We also read, 'I Can't Find My Teddy Bear!' by Ian Souter, and Cuddles - the Kinship Care Mascot - came in to help us!

We talked about what we would do if someone tried to take away our favourite toy and everyone agreed that they would not give up their favourite teddy for anyone.

On Tuesday July 7th, we're at GSAP Ethos Family Support Nursery to deliver two sessions for children up to age 6 years, followed by the age 7-11 group.

Then at 2pm on Tuesday, we'll be at the Ecobase in the Playtrail, reading 'Grandpa's Garden' by Stella Fry and Sheila Moxley. There will be lots of fun and participation in this lovely story about how Billy helps his grandpa grow the garden throughout the seasons over the year.

There's still time to book your place at the Playtrail session which is suitable for children up to age 7- call Gavin Melly at the Playtrail on 028 7136 8173.

On Thursday, July 9th, we're attending the Clooney Festival from 2pm - 5pm and inviting you all aboard our new Reading Rooms Bus to hear a wonderful variety of stories for young children and families throughout the afternoon.

On Saturday, July 11th, our Little Legends will be out in force at Eason's Foyleside at 11am to hear 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. Hang on to your pants!

Come along and have fun discovering what aliens are really interested in when they land on earth!  It's going to be a great week!

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