15 September 2011

From Monday (September 19) Bookstart Bear Club will be available in all Northamptonshire libraries and Duston Children’s Centre.

Duston Library and Children’s Centre will launch the arrival of Bookstart Bear Club on Monday with a special Teddy Bear Rhymetime at10.30am followed by a Teddy Bears' Picnic. A special guest will also be joining in the fun – Bookstart Bear.

The Bookstart Bear Club is a fun and engaging free reward scheme for all babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. It will open up an exciting world as families and children explore stories, books and rhymes together as members of their library. It is part of a national scheme run by Bookstart that aims to reward children coming to the library and joining in rhymetimes, borrowing books and exploring and sharing stories with their families.

It will support families in engaging in early learning activities including and beyond what the Bookstart packs offer.

Throughout September, Libraries and Children’s Centres will be celebrating the arrival of the Bookstart Bear Club in Northamptonshire with special Teddy Bear Rhymetimes, Storytimes and Teddy Bear Picnics.

Bookstart is run by Booktrust, an independent national charity that encourages people of all ages and cultures to engage with books.

For further information, members of the public can contact the Early Years Bookstart Co-Ordinator on 01604 366540.