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Find out about the Bookstart Bear's visit to the Library


Bookstart supports and encourages families to enjoy sharing stories, books and rhymes together.

Every child should receive two free Bookstart packs which will inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime.  Details of the packs and how you receive them are listed below. 
Don't forget to bring your child's personal health record (Red Book) with you when you collect the packs so you can record that you have received them.

Why not join your child up to the library and take part in Bear's Reading Adventure.


bookstart packfor babies aged 0 - 12 months

You can get this pack from your
Health Visitor either at the new born visit or at the one year health check.  If you miss these then you can collect them from your local library

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Bookstart Treasure

Bookstart treasure packfor 3 - 4 year olds

You can get these packs from
pre-school and nursery settings and libraries.

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Booktouch packBooktouch aims to create a love of books in blind and partially sighted babies and toddlers up to 4 year olds

Ask about the Booktouch packs at your local library.

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Bookshine packBookshine is designed to encourage a love of books in deaf babies and toddlers aged 0 - 4 years.

Ask about the Bookshine packs at your local library.

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Dual language Bookstart packs are also available
Just ask at your local library for more information.

Spending time together with a book is priceless.
Don't miss out, pick up your pack and share stories together every day.

Discover more about Bookstart here


To find out more about sharing books with your child click here

Page last updated: 28th April 2020