LET’S READ: Jason Gill reads with nine-month-old Adam Jay Bowers at Ipswich Central Library.
LET’S READ: Jason Gill reads with nine-month-old Adam Jay Bowers at Ipswich Central Library. Rob Williams

Reading time for Ipswich fathers

IN CELEBRATION of Father's Day, Ipswich Libraries will be hosting a special reading session for dads and their children.

Read With Dad is a free annual event that encourages fathers to take time to sit down with their little ones and pick up a book.

The event is set to include some delicious snacks, awesome Lego activities and of course, plenty of engaging children's books.

Ipswich City Council Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson Councillor David Pahlke wants dads to invest in their child's future by reading to them every day.

"Dads can have a substantial impact on their child's literacy levels when they get involved with reading," Cr Pahlke said.

"Reading together has many benefits, from introducing children to written language to building social and family bonds."

Read With Dad sessions will be held at both Ipswich Central Library and Redbank Plaza Library on September 3 from 6.15-7pm.

For more information, phone Ipswich Libraries on 3810 6815.


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