Celebrate language at the libraries Stories for All sessions

Central Library are encouraging families with pre-school children to join them at their Stories for All sessions on Wednesday 6 February and March between 1pm-2pm and Thursday 14 February and March from 10.30am - 11.30am, where attendees can enjoy reading books in a variety of languages.

The Central Library team have set up the sessions to bring families within the community together allowing them to meet new people, increase confidence reading with their children and to celebrate their native language. 

There will be a range of dual-language books available at the sessions. The books are available in over 20 different languages and can be borrowed at any time from the central library.

The sessions are open to all languages and are free to attend. Guests who would like to take part are asked to book online or enquire at the library.

Alongside this, the Central Library are looking for volunteers to help with reading stories in a variety of languages and supporting families who might be less confident in English. To find out further information and to get involved, please email bookstart@barnsley.gov.uk or fill out the online form.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “The Stories for All sessions are an excellent way for families within our community to come together to celebrate diversity. We are proud to promote learning through reading to all our residents, and the sessions will create an exciting and fun learning environment for all involved’.

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

We'll do everything we can to help people and their family to achieve their potential by raising aspirations and sharing skill sets to create a healthier, safer and better-educated population.

#OwnIt and help us to raise aspirations, confidence and develop enterprising behaviour by supporting your children to learn out of school.


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