GLASGOW’S network of libraries are a wonderful city-wide resource that can be used and shared by people of all ages.

Now the latest initiative means that even the very youngest can be introduced to reading with their own library membership.

It is never too early to get children into books and by reading to children from their early days benefits development and their vocabulary as they grow.

The membership will be given to each child as their birth is registered to encourage their parents to develop the reading habit.

As well as the lending collections the Glasgow Libraries have so much more to offer for people of all ages and abilities, with a large audio book resource as well.

The city’s libraries from the distinctive Carnegie buildings in communities to the splendour of the Mitchell Library have a range of books, historical archives and educational material to keep you busy for a lifetime.

The new citizens like little Leo in our report today are lucky to have all this and more in the city.

In the modern digital age where it seems everything is available at the click of a mouse or tap of a screen it is comforting to know that Glasgow has one of the best physical collections in the country.

Sometimes there is no substitute for words on a page and for children the reassuring voice of a parent reading to them at bedtime.