Free bedtime story books for all children, 4 years of age and under

 On the 6th October Roderic O’ Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development announced the First 5 Little Book at Bedtime initiative, in collaboration with public libraries and the Local Government Management Agency.

Free bedtime story books and library card wallets are available at all branches of Westmeath Libraries. The books are available for all children of 4 years and under to pick up and keep. This exciting initiative aims to engage all parents of young children to read stories with them at bedtime.

Parents and their children can now pop into their local library to pick up their free bedtime story book and join the library. Bedtime story books are available in English and Irish.

We can't wait to welcome families to the library to pick up their free book and hope that their visit to the library will encourage them to become members and take advantage of all that the library offers.

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