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Free Bookstart packs

Bookstart Baby Pack

The Bookstart Baby Pack is for babies aged 0 to 12 months. Available from local Health Centres and Nottinghamshire County Libraries.

Bookstart Treasure Bag

The Bookstart Treasure Bag for three year olds is distributed through early years settings and Nottinghamshire County Libraries.

In addition there are three more packs available:

  • Booktouch is a free pack of books and guidance materials that aims to give a love of books to blind and partially sighted children of 0 to 4 years.
  • Bookshine is a free pack of books and guidance materials aiming to encourage a love of books in deaf children of 0 to 4 years.
  • Bookstart Star pack is aimed at children aged 3 to 5 who have disabilities that impact on or delay the development of their fine motor skills and includes books and resources to help families enjoy reading together every day.

To find out more about these packs, see the Bookstart web site or contact the Bookstart Nottinghamshire Co-ordinator whose contact details are given below.

Bookstart Bear Club

The Bookstart Bear Club is a free membership club for all babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Each time a child visits a Nottinghamshire library they will receive a stamp, after collecting six stamps, they will receive a certificate - one of 10 to collect.

It will open up an exciting world as you and you child enjoy stories, books and rhymes together.

Ask at your local library for more details.

About Bookstart

Bookstart is a national programme that gives the gift of free books to children around eight months and three years, along with guidance materials for parents and carers.

Bookstart packs are only half of the gift to children and their families. The other, more lasting gift, is the message of enjoying books together. We want every child in the UK to develop a lifelong love of books.

Discover the fun of sharing and reading books together.

Ask at your local Nottinghamshire County Library for more information or contact:

Bookstart Baby Pack
Bookstart Baby Pack
Bookstart Treasure Bag
Bookstart Treasure Bag
Bookstart Bear Club
Bookstart Bear Club
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