Plymouth library services are delighted to support the national Bookstart programme, which encourages parent and carers to share books with children from an early age.
We provide regular rhymetimes at many of our libraries for babies and toddlers. All under 5’s can also take part in Bear’s Reading Adventure, collecting stickers and certificates for sharing books. We also support the National Bookstart week, where we have lots of Bookstart events in libraries.
Bookstart has two universal packs, which every child will be gifted. Bookstart Baby is gifted from 0-12 months, predominantly through health visitors. Bookstart Treasure is gifted at 3-4 years of age, through a number of settings including nurseries.
Bookstart also has a number of additional needs resources:
- Bookshine for 0-5 year olds who are deaf
- Booktouch for 0-5 year olds who are blind or partially sighted
- Bookstart Star for 3-5 year olds who have disabilities that impact on or delay the development of their fine motor skills.
We also have dual language books for those families who would like a book in their home language.