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Devon babies get library card at birth registration

Newborn babies in Devon will be given a library membership card when their parents register their birth.

The timeless membership card will be activated once the family visits a library in the county.

Devon County Council (DCC) said it introduced the scheme to help children develop language and listening skills.

Head of DCC Library service, Ciara Eastell said: "Research has consistently supported the advantages of early book sharing."

She said: "It helps them develop concentration and stimulates their imagination as well as extending their language and listening skills."

More than 6,300 new babies are registered in Devon each year.



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