Inspiring Early Learning – at Home!
While the Grand Opening Celebration for the new Quarry Park Library will take place in September, the library actually opened on July 2, and since then, has been buzzing with Library lovers!
Quarry Park expands the area previously served by Glenmore Square and is set within the Remington YMCA facility. The new location has more space for programming and events, longer opening hours and more seating and space.
The new library is also piloting a brand new tool for early literacy at home; Read and Play early literacy kits. With themes that appeal to children, the kits include a Read and Play booklet for parents, five books and several toys all wrapped up in a whimsical, ride-on suitcase. The Read and Play Kits engage children with reading, talking, singing and movement, and have been very popular with patrons!
Read and Play is generously supported by Imperial and has been developed in partnership with the YMCA. This new pilot initiative is just one example of how the Library is working to support and nurture early childhood learning.