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Chance for children to develop love of books

Posted: 26/01/2010 11:14:01

Herefordshire Council’s library service is running a Chatterbooks book group aimed at helping children develop a love for books.

The ‘Chatterbooks’ book group is starting back up for children aged between 8 and 12 years old in Ledbury Library on Thursday, February 4 from 4pm to 4.45pm. It will be then be held every fortnight after that.

Councillor Adrian Blackshaw, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for economic development and community services, said: “Chatterbooks is a fun way for children to share books, stories and meet other children.

“The aim is to encourage a love and enjoyment of reading as well as having a great time in the library. Youngsters don’t need to be a book-worm to join in, either, as there are plenty of games, stories and exciting things to be involved in, as well as collecting stickers, pencils, folders and other goodies

“Teachers and parents have noticed that children who develop a wider love of books are more responsive to literacy work in schools. Libraries are ideally placed to support children who either already read widely or need help to engage with books, and the Chatterbooks book group scheme is both rewarding and fun,” he added.

Anyone interested in coming along should contact the library on 01531 632133.

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