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Children in Stirling encouraged to develop a love of reading

Stirling Council has given every nursery child library membership cards.

The scheme allows kids to read comic books and e-books online for free, as well as scrapping late return charges for children.

Raploch Nursery is the first to access the memberships as part of the roll-out. Using their new library cards, children can borrow books from Raploch Community Campus.

The national project, titled “Every Child a Library Member” is funded by the Scottish Government and aims to encourage more children to use their local library.

It’s hoped the project will help give the youngsters a love of reading, helping to give them the best chance to learn in their early years of development.

Up until now, libraries across Stirling have worked closely with Stirling Council Registrars to make sure every baby born into the area is enrolled into their local library.

The Libraries Team is now extending the project to include nurseries.

Community Planning and Regeneration Convenor Chris Kane commented, “The early years of a child’s development is one of the most crucial phases and obtaining a love of books and reading from a young age can make all the difference as we enter education.

“Our libraries continue to move with the times and now offer free Wi-Fi and a number of digital resources, as well as traditional literature.

“I hope as many young people as possible in the Stirling area are able to take advantage of their new memberships.”

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