First 5 Forever's Story Seat being installed at Montville's Russell Family ParkFirst 5 Forever’s very first Story Seat has been installed at Pioneer Park, Landsborough. Another nine seats, featuring even more great books, will be put in parks across the region, ten of 320 across the state.

Work has begun at Montville’s Russell Family Park (pictured) where the Story Seat will feature artwork from the popular children’s book The Children Who Loved Books, by local author Peter Carnavas, from New Frontier Publishing.This colourful book has been chosen as the Storytime book for ABC’s Playschool.

As part of the First 5 Forever family literacy program, families with children will be invited to explore the magic of children’s picture books at the purpose-built Story Seats.

Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Libraries had been granted $1 million over four years by the Queensland Government to implement the First 5 Forever program.

“The aim of this universal family literacy program is to support strong language and literacy environments for young children and their families,” Cr McKay said.

The Story Seat in Russell Family Park is due for completion around mid-January.