New Bairns Get Signed Up for Library Life

Newly born babies across the Falkirk area are being encouraged to join their local libraries thanks to a new initiative - My 1st Library Card - being run by Falkirk Community Trust from this month (September).  

The scheme is offering parents who register their child’s birth at local registration offices in Falkirk, Denny or Grangemouth a free welcome bag containing vouchers for a range of free gifts and services which they’ll receive at their local library when registering their child for their first library card.

These include: free racquet sports sessions; free coffee; free parent and baby swim; no gym joining fees and a free dvd hire from libraries.

The scheme has been funded by the Scottish Library Information Council and is part of the Scotland wide ‘Every Child a Library Member’ project.

Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust said: “Falkirk Libraries are a great place for children to grow, learn and use their imagination.

“Through the ‘Every Child a Library Member’ scheme we hope to engage even more children with our libraries and give them the opportunity to grow up as a regular user and use their imaginations to their full potential.”

Lesley O’Hare, Falkirk Community Trust’s Culture & Libraries Manager said: “Libraries have fantastic areas just for children, beautiful picture books and lots of activities that are all about play, imagination and learning, so we’re thrilled to have this chance to promote our services to parents.”

The scheme is a one year pilot and if successful, will be extended into future years. 

More information about the scheme is available from our dedicated My 1st Library Card page.

Published on Tuesday, 8th September 2015

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