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Learn 2 Read Love 2 Read

Glenelg Libraries is committed to the goal of promoting lifelong learning and believes it is essential to lay the foundation of a love of books and reading in the formative childhood years between 0-5.

Storytimes are one we way in which we can help to develop your child's love of reading. Each session includes stories, and a simple craft activity, and runs for approximately 30 - 45 minutes.

Portland - Fridays at 11am

Casterton - Wednesdays at 11am

Heywood - Thursdays at 11am


Help with reading

Let's Read

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The Let's Read program is available at all branches  of Glenelg Libraries, and includes information leaflets, suggested reading lists, and a selection of books from the reading lists, as well as a DVD to help you help your child with reading.

Information and books are provided for four ages levels;

  • from 4 Months
  • from 12 months
  • from 18 months
  • from 3 1/2 years

Useful Websites

The Little Big Book Club has loads of great inspiration to help your child with reading, including tips, book suggestions and activity ideas.

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The Five Finger test may help you and your child select suitable books for age and ability.

Net Alert - Useful advice for safe Internet surfing for kids.

Boys Read - Mission : to transform boys into lifelong readers!

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