Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
What is Bookstart Bear Club?
Bookstart Bear Clubs are weekly sessions in libraries across the borough that your child will love. Sessions include:
- Themed stories
- Songs - with musical instruments
The Bookstart programme recognises that children who are introduced to books before primary school age will start school with significant advantages and achieve higher success in all parts of education.
All our libraries have wonderful selections of picture books, board books and story books for children of all ages. Library membership is FREE.
Sessions are presented by Irene Peachey,
Find out more about the Bookstart 25th Anniversary AwardsEarly Years Library Worker and winner of a Bookstart 25th Anniversary Award.
How much does it cost?
Bookstart Bear Club is free and open to all. There's no need to book.
What ages is Bookstart Bear Club suitable for?
There are 2 types of sessions:
- Bookstart Bear Club sessions are suitable for children aged 15+ months.
- Bookstart Baby sessions are suitable for children aged 0-15 months.
Where and when is my local session?
Do you have your FREE Bookstart pack?
Every child in England is entitled to 2 FREE Bookstart packs at around 12 months and before he or she starts school. Each pack includes books to keep.
Find out how to get your FREE pack at the BookTrust website