Children can join their local library at any age.
We run song, action rhyme and storytelling events in all of our libraries. They’re free and you just need to turn up.
- At birth. Bookstart Baby Packs are available from libraries, children’s centres and health visitors.
- When they turn 3. Bookstart Treasure Packs are available from nurseries, playgroups and other preschool groups. If your child doesn’t go to any of these, you can get a pack from your local library or children’s centre.
When your child can collect their second Bookstart pack:
|When your child is 3||When you can collect their Bookstart pack|
|Between 01 September and 31 December||After 01 January|
|Betwen 01 January and 31 March||After 01 April|
|Between 01 April and 31 August||After 01 September|
Bookstart packs for families where English is a second language
We have packs in 28 different languages. To order a pack email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookstart packs for children with severe visual and/or hearing impairments
Email us at email@example.com for special Booktouch and/or Bookshine packs.