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Bookstart is the national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from an early age.

Bookstart aims to provide free reading packs for all babies and pre-school children

For babies in their first year

  • Each pack contains free books to share with your child, as well as helpful advice and other fun resources.
  • Ask your health visitor or early years setting for a Bookstart baby pack

Bookstart treasure gift for pre-schoolers

  • The Bookstart Treasure gift is for children aged 3 - 4 years
  • Each gift  contains a free book to share with your child, as well as helpful advice and other fun resources
  • To get your free Bookstart gift, ask your health visitor, early years setting or library for details
  • Enquire at your library about additional needs and dual language packs

Find out more about Bookstart.

Wriggly Readers

Fun, informal sessions lasting 30 minutes to an hour where babies and children aged 0-4 years and their parents/carers can join in with stories, songs and rhymes in a welcoming environment. An opportunity for families to meet and make friends.

Please check your local library for details of when they may run this activity.

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