Council delivered 215 events to more than 7,200 participants as part of its First 5 Forever in the 2019-20 financial year.
The sixth year of Cairns Libraries First 5 Forever (F5F) family literacy program was delivered at all eight libraries, as well as community outreach events and through partnerships.
Funded by the State Library of Queensland, the family literacy program is aimed at supporting stronger language and literacy environments for young children aged zero to five years, along with their families.
While face-to-face programming was interrupted during the mandatory library closures earlier this year, since the reopening of libraries services, new initiatives have been developed to support families and carers during the current pandemic.
Ongoing planning will continue to ensure that programs respond to community needs and are reviewed in line with government restrictions.