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Get Them Glued to Books

GET THEM GLUED TO BOOKS

 

Bedford Borough Council has a fantastic new incentive to encourage parents to get a library card for their pre-school child, by giving families, with children aged 0-5 years, a free sticker storybook which is hoped to inspire people to visit the borough’s libraries even more in 2016.

 

The free sticker storybook is called ‘Bear’s Reading Adventure’ and there are 10 stickers for children to collect.  The stickers have their own special place in the storybook and help to complete the pictures.

 

Bear’s Reading Adventure, was written and produced by children’s reading charity BookTrust in partnership with Igloo Books, following feedback from library services that more encouragement is needed to get families into libraries. 

 

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council said: “How children are introduced to books is so important. By making reading fun and enjoyable, children will want to read more, to know what happens next!  Helping young people to get a passion for reading can make them appreciate books throughout life - libraries a wonderful resource, whatever your age.”

 

Parents can pick up a free sticker storybook when their baby or pre-school child joins the library and gets their very own library card and then collect a sticker each time they visit the library to borrow books or take part in a Rhymetime or Storytime.  When the child has collected all 10 stickers, there is a certificate that parents can download from the Bookstart website www.bookstart.org.uk/bearsadventure

 

Families can pick up their free copy of Bear’s Reading Adventure at Bedford Central Library, Kempston, Putnoe, Bromham and Wootton Libraries and the Mobile Library. Information about activities and events for pre-school children can be found on the Virtual Library www.bedford.gov.uk/libraries

 

‘Bear’s Reading Adventure’ sticker storybooks are paid for by the Book Trust.

 

For more information, contact Sue at Bedford Central Library on 01234 718178.

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