Book it now: New Kilkenny library programme to develop kids’ reading skills
A project aimed at improving literary skills in children has been launched by Kilkenny County Council Library Service.
Our public libraries’ annual Spring into Storytime programme runs for the whole of April and aims to bring the magic of Storytime to homes across the county through virtual means.
Kilkenny’s Library Service is organising a host of 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 a family activity which is fun and entertaining.
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 list of events can be found by visiting www.kilkennylibrary.ie or social media channels @kilkennylibrary.