Parents/ carers are invited to get involved in the Bookstart celebrations by making a pledge: to share 20 books in 2012 with their child. Parents can pick up a pledge card at their local library and also some books to get going! Babies and young children are welcome to join in our early years programme of Rhyme times and activities for all the family visit the children’s library pages on dorsetforyou for more activities and information.
By joining the pledge you will be helping us to celebrate the 20 years of Bookstart, a world – renowned reading programme which gifts free books to babies and 4 year-olds. Bookstart aims to give every child a flying start in life and the library service has been running the programme for over ten years with health visitors and latterly early years providers.