On Saturday 14 April at 11am under 5s are invited to bring their bear and a parent/carer for the re-launch of the Book Start Bear scheme. Help your child to love their library! There will be a small free teddy for each child who will receive free books and stickers as part of the scheme.
Book Trust’s director of engagement and marketing, Gemma Malley says, ‘Libraries are a wonderful resource, whatever your age. If you haven’t joined your local library or visited for a while, then do take a moment to see what’s going on. Reading with your child is fun and a great way to spend time together. If a parent reads to their children every day they will be almost 12 months ahead of their age group when they start school. Even reading to them three to five times a week gives them a six-month head-start over those who are read to less often.’