All aboard for reading fun

Climb aboard the story train at the library to celebrate National Bookstart Week.

There are free story, song and rhyme times at libraries across the Dales next month.

And every child who attends a session will receive a free picture book.

The theme is All Aboard and there will be stickers and rhyme sheets to collect as well as the free book.

Derbyshire County councillor Andrew Lewer is urging families to go along and celebrate.

He said: “Help celebrate Bookstart Week with us by coming to one of our events. Reading together is not only fun, it lets families share special moments and helps children develop.”

The times and dates for the free sessions are as follows:

n Bakewell Library, Thursday, June 9, 1.30pm-2.45pm (including face painting),

n Matlock Library, Thursday, June 9, 11am-11.30am,

n Tideswell Library, Saturday, June 11, 11am-11.30am,

n Wirksworth Library, Thursday, June 9, 2.15-2.45pm,

n Ashbourne Library, Thursday, June 9, 10am-10.30am.