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Scheduled Children News

Bookstart Week starts on Tuesday with FREE Β book related activities at your local library to keep your youngΒ  readers entertained.

There will be themed stories form 0 to four-year-olds, at Runcorn and Ditton Libraries on Tuesday 6 June from 11am to 11.45am.

Events will be held at Halton Lea Library on Thursday 8 June from 11am to 11.45am and Widnes Library on Friday 9 June from 11am to 11.45am.

If the weather holds, there will be an ‘outdoor’ twist to the fun! And rhyme timing young people will go away with a free book.

National Bookstart Week is BookTrust’s annual event celebrating the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes with children from an early age. Reading together every day (even for just 10 minutes) can be lots of fun and can significantly help with a child’s development.

Each year, we choose a theme that gets families involved in fun, themed events across the country at libraries, children’s centres, bookshops and other settings, where they can share fantastic free books and activities with their babies and young children.

This year’s National Bookstart Week is extra special as BookTrust is celebrating 25 years of it’s flagship programme, Bookstart. The fledgling Bookstart programme gifted books to 300 babies in Birmingham in 1992.

Today, Bookstart provides free books and resources for every baby and pre-schooler in England and Wales through its partnerships with local authorities, along with free packs for children with additional needs and languages.