November 1, 2021

NAG Webinar week: Baby Babble

Baby Babble is a five-week programme for babies aged around 4 to 9 months and their parents/carers. The sessions, developed with speech and language therapists and led by Derbyshire Sure Start librarians, are fun and interactive with activities and ideas to encourage babies’ early communication skills, speech and language. This webinar gave a brief background to the sessions and an overview of pre-pandemic provision. It went on to illustrate how the librarians have adapted the delivery of the sessions to ensure continuity during the past 18 months, and to secure its delivery for the future.

Our speakers:

Trudy Lowen spent the first half of her career in school and FE libraries but has been in the public sector for the last 19 years; first with Nottinghamshire and then in her current role as Sure Start Librarian with Derbyshire libraries.

Nicola Rushton is a Sure Start librarian for Derbyshire County Council’s library service, having been in role since 2003. During this time she has also spent a few years managing the School Library Service, and working as a secondary school librarian. Earlier in her career she worked in FE and university libraries.