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Pre-school

Bookstart Bear Club

Bookstart BearBookstart Bear Club is a library scheme especially for children from 0-5, and the good news is that it's FREE!.

If you’d like your child to take part all you have to do is pick-up a membership pack next time you visit your local library.

Each time your child visits the library, he or she will receive a bear paw stamp in their Bookstart Bear Club Passport. Once you've got six stamps you'll get a beautiful certificate. There are 10 different certificates to collect, including an extra-special 'gold' one celebrating their 10th visit. Why not try to collect them all?

Enjoy a book and a cuddle! Bookstart Bear Club helps to promote book sharing as an important activity for parents and their young children. It can also help encourage language development and pre-school literacy, so it's well worth a visit to your library to browse through the many excellent books on offer.

There are no fines on overdue books for under fives and all babies and toddlers joining the library receive a special illustrated library ticket.

Bookstart Bear Club joining pack