Staffordshire Libraries: More than a million books.
Although Staffordshire’s Library Service is best known as the place to go to borrow a book, there is now a wide range of diverse services and activities available, free to county residents, that you might not be aware of.
From baby & toddler groups to support clubs for jobseekers, signposting for health services to researching family history, there’s an extensive list of free services to discover, whether visiting in person or online.
We asked visitors to Clayton Library’s weekly Storytime activity for under-fives to tell us what they thought of this popular service.
Grandmother Carole Davies has been a regular at Clayton Library’s weekly Storytime session for under-fives for the last 3 years, and now visits with her second grandchild, Georgia, aged 2.
Audio clip– Carole Davies
In the six months from April to September 2013, Staffordshire Libraries signed up over 3,000 new members, under 5 years old, across the county.
Local childminder, Patricia Pendlebury looks after children aged 6 months to 3 years. Patricia and a succession of her young charges have been regular visitors to Clayton’s Storytime for over 10 years.
Audio clip – Patricia Pendlebury
Parents, babies and toddlers across the county enjoyed over 31,000 visits to free early years activities in the 12 months from April 2012.