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Saturday sessions introduced for Playtime @ the Library

Jaala Beauchamp is encouraging families and their little ones to head along to Playtime @ the Library.

The Bundaberg Library is set to host a special play and story space every Saturday in June as part of the Playtime @ the Library sessions.

Youth Services Librarian Jaala Beauchamp said the sessions were designed to give families of children aged six years and under an area to enjoy some quality time together.

“These sessions were originally held on Monday mornings but Covid-19 put a stop to them,” she said.

“Now we have had time to create a Covid-safe play experience we wanted to also give families something extra special.

“Thanks to the support of First 5 Forever this is the first time in many years we have hosted a children’s session on a Saturday.”

Jaala said Playtime @ the Library was beneficial for children and parents alike.

“Play is vital to a child’s development (and lots of fun) so it is our pleasure to create a special play space suitable for children under 6 years of age,” she said.

“It's not only a special themed play space that children will love, it also allows parents and caregivers an area and resources to play with their children.

“While the area is aimed at 0 to 6 years, older siblings are also welcome to play with their family group.”

Jaala said there would be a different theme for families to enjoy across the four Saturdays in June.

“The first theme is based on May Gibbs and her wonderful books and children will get to interact with a beautiful handmade quilt” she said.

“Other Saturday play themes include oceans, farms and transportation – so many fun play opportunities!

Playtime @ the Library will be held on 5, 12, 19, 26 June at Bundaberg Library from 9am to 11am.

Parents and caregivers are invited to attend with their child or children for as little or as long as they like, no bookings are required.

Playtime @ the Library is funded through the Queensland Government's First 5 Forever initiative coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.

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