ArKe Sure Start back in the Library!

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The Library was once more the venue for a series of baby reflexology sessions given by ArKe Sure Start. The atmosphere of the Library’s Long Room certainly seemed to add to the experience, both for mums and their babies.

Parenting Worker, Maree Loughran, said,

We are delighted to be back in Armagh Robinson Library to deliver this program to another cohort of new mums and babies. The Long Room in the library has such a tranquil quality that I find it the perfect venue for this type of activity. Carol and all the team are always so welcoming and helpful, so that mums feel at ease and can relax and enjoy the sessions and the hospitality in this truly unique venue.

There is now an established relationship between the Library and No 5 Vicars’ Hill, and ArKe Sure Start.

The Library’s Assistant Keeper, Carol Conlin, said,

People are sometimes surprised to learn that we host events in this 18th century library for very young children, including babies. We are a ‘playful museum’ and wish to welcome families with young children to both our buildings. Age-appropriate activities are available for young children to enjoy while adults can take time to look at the objects on display. For several years, we have been helped by the ArKe Sure Start team, in terms of what toys and books to have available. By hosting these reflexology sessions, this is our way of thanking the organisation for their support and advice.

One of the mothers said:

Thank you for the warm welcome to baby reflexology in Armagh Robinson Library. It was a lovely setting to meet and chat with other Mums and babies. [Daughter’s name] particularly loved the ceiling!’