Rhyme Time anniversary a success

Posted on: Monday 4 October 2021

An online Rhyme Time session organised by Cwmbran library has been viewed more than 450 times.

The sing-along was broadcast live on Facebook as part of celebrations to mark 10 years of baby and toddler Rhyme Time classes at Torfaen libraries.

There was also a series of face-to-face groups for 20 children and their adults held at Cwmbran library on Friday 24 September  

Among those who attended were Amber and her 18-month-old daughter Ira. Amber, from Pontynewydd, said: “We enjoyed the story time and the welcoming feeling of the session.”

Sarah and two-year-old Morgan, from Croesyceiliog, said: “Loved the stories, the rhymes… everything!”

And Megan and baby Sophie, also from Croesyceiliog, added: “Had lots of fun with the scarves and the rhymes.”

Joanne Gauden, Executive member for Economy, Skills and Regeneration, said: “It’s wonderful to hear that the children enjoyed the Rhyme Time sessions, and we hope the team can run some more sessions soon.

“Being able to have people back using the libraries for activities such as Rhyme Time is so important. For parents, being able to interact with other parents in the same situation is great for mental health. It can stop them from feeling lonely and can hopefully encourage new friendships to be made.

“I would like to thank the library staff for all of their hard work setting up the library sessions, and for being brave enough to run a live Facebook session. For those of you who missed the sessions last week you can catch up with the Facebook session in your own time.”

Weekly Rhyme Time sessions will be back soon. To keep up to date with the latest library news follow Torfaen Libraries on Facebook.

To view the live Facebook Rhyme Time session click here.

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