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Bookstart in Medway

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Bookstart is a national programme giving free packs of books to babies and pre-schoolers.

Promoting a lifelong love of books and helping every child enjoy and benefit from books.

Every child in the country is entitled to Bookstart gifts.

For further information please contact a Community Librarian for children at Strood Library.

How Bookstart benefits children

Sharing books with babies and toddlers is a wonderful way to increase language skills. 

Babies and toddlers who love books begin reading sooner and have a better chance at school.

Bookstart Bear Club

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The Bookstart Bear Club is a free membership reward scheme for babies, toddlers and pre-schooler's.Bookstart club stamp

Each child receives a Bookstart Bear Club passport. When books are borrowed from the library children receive a stamp in this passport.

After six stamps they receive a beautiful certificate. There are 10 to collect.