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Angelic voices welcome at festive Rhymetime

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Angelic voices will be heard at The Hexagon later this month as Reading’s libraries come together for a Christmas rhymetime special.

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The event, to be held opn Thursday, December 11, celebrates another successful year for the Reading Borough Libraries singalong session aimed at under fives. 

Running from 11am to 11.45am, parents, carers and pre-school age children can come along and sing fun songs, take part in action rhymes and find themselves full of the festive spirit. 

It will be led by the same library staff who run the regular rhymetime sessions through the year. 

Entry is just £1 per family, with all proceeds going to the Mayor of Reading’s Charities.


Rhymetime is hugely popular: each week there are 19 such sessions and, Reading Borough Council reports, between April 2013 and March 2014, there were more than 59,000 attendees (under fives, parents and carers).

The Council adds that Rhymetimes support the development of language skills for very young children, provide a structure for parents on how to engage with their child in reading and literacy activities and install a love of the fun of reading, books and libraries.

Cllr Paul Gittings, Reading Lead Member for Culture, Sport and Consumer Services said: “Rhymetimes have been a regular fixture at Reading libraries for a number of years now, and it is great to see our current regular ‘rhymetimers’ come together at the Hexagon for a big Christmas celebration.”

“I’d like to thank Reading Libraries staff for providing these fun, extremely popular sessions and for organising the Christmas singalong session.”

For more on Reading Borough Libraries, log on to its website

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