NEW sessions for families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities are being launched at Keighley Library.

Parents, carers and their children are invited to attend the sessions, which will take place on the third Tuesday of each month – starting on February 21 and running until July – between 4pm and 5pm.

There will be multi-sensory storytelling, and large-print braille books, sensory toys and comic booklets will be available.

Also, support will be on offer from Carers' Resource and the Bradford Council Family Hub.

Booking is not necessary.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, the council’s executive member for healthy people and places, says: "Libraries are well placed to welcome families to these sessions, as they have lots of resources for children as well as books.

"A survey of families with children with additional needs found that parents were interested in attending a session where they could relax and support their children to have a love of books, without worrying about a formal environment.

"This a great opportunity for the whole family to attend an event together and share experiences with others, whether they have a child with special educational needs and disabilities or not."

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