The Gemfields Library will launch a kids corner in April 2021, thanks to the First 5 Forever program.
The Gemfields Library will launch a kids corner in April 2021, thanks to the First 5 Forever program.

New children’s play area for Gemfields’ families

Families in Gemfields townships will soon have access to a kids corner at the local library.

The Gemfields Library, located in Rubyvale, will launch the new space in April, thanks to the First 5 Forever program.

Councillor Megan Daniels said it was the first time the library had a dedicated children’s space.

“Libraries are very important to our communities as they’re a welcoming space for all,” Ms Daniels said.

“Story time has been running at the Gemfields Library for many years, but now families have a space just for them to enjoy during all opening hours.”

The space features new resources, furnishing, an eye-catching carpet and wall decals.

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It will officially open during the First 5 Forever story time session on Saturday, April 24, at 10.30am.

First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, co-ordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.

“Every year, our libraries receive funding to resource and maintain the First 5 Forever program, allowing our youngest a safe space to talk, play, read and sing,” Ms Daniels said.

“First 5 Forever sessions are held in our community libraries every week, along with many other activities.”



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