Christmas rhymes for toddlers

CHRISTMAS came to Bognor Regis Library with festive stories and songs.

The regular toddlers’ storytime became a seasonal special on Tuesday for the mainly three and four-year-olds led by children’s librarian Kerry Brookes and library assistant Rosie Carney.

Felicity Masters, the area’s community librarian, said: “The storytime is building up a regular number of visitors after it began last September.

“Hopefully, it will encourage the children and their parents to continue to come into the library.”

The afternoon event followed a morning in which visitors to the library were greeted with free mince pies and drinks. “We wanted to celebrate Christmas with those who use the library,” said Ms Masters.

“We were quite busy. People enjoyed coming in and having a chat.

“We wanted to hold events for both children and adults.”

The library has just begun to stage Saturday sessions for young children.

They start at 11am and last for 30 minutes with a continue informally for half an hour afterwards.

They are aimed at those aged three to six.