First 5 Forever kicks off in Georgetown

After many months in the planning, we finally had our first First 5 Forever gathering at the Georgetown Library.

Babies and kids looking at books and holding a first Five Forever sign Children holding a First Five Forever sign

With a lot of the families involved not living in town it was great to see so many travel to receive their books and hand puppet packs.

Women and children holding First Five Forever signs

So many happy little faces enjoying their touch books, activity books, old favorites and many new favorites I am sure. There are still some packs to be sent out to the more remote families on stations.  Most of the families are now a part of the group and have joined a Facebook page and the First 5 Forever newsletters.

Boy and girl holding books and a First Five Forever signBaby sitting on floor holding a book

So a huge thank you from all of us to the Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) network and the Queensland Government for sponsoring this great initiative.

About the author

Wendi Furber is the Tourism Officer / Librarian at Etheridge Shire Council.