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Would you like to help develop your child’s language and literacy skills?

Celebrate the 2022 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year awards and join local speech pathologist Kathy Rowan at the Bathurst Library in November as part of SpeechcPathology Australia’s ‘Speechie Library Talk’ program being held at over 60 centres throughout Australia.

Aimed at parents and carers of preschool-aged children and school starters, the talk will be held on Friday 18th November at 11am. It will include a special storytime featuring one of the winning books from Speech Pathology Australia’s 2022 Book of the Year awards, plus information on how you can boost your child’s language and literacy development at home, and what support is available locally.

Speechie Library Talks are a joint initiative between Speech Pathology Australia and the
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Bathurst Library Manager Patou Clerc said “These talks recognise the important role libraries play in supporting literacy and language development. We have hundreds of free books and online resources available at the library to support these vital skills, including many books recommended by Speech Pathology Australia. Our regular children’s Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time programs are also designed to help children develop their early literacy skills. All these programs are free to attend and held during school terms throughout the year.”

This informative talk is free and open to all local parents and carers. Bookings are essential.
For more information, visit or call the library on 6333 6281.

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