Libraries offer free sticker book for under-fives

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Pre-school children can get a free sticker book on trips to their local library to make visits more exciting and inspiring, as part of a pilot project by Book Trust.


Book Trust wants to encourage more families with young children to visit their local library

The new book produced by the children’s reading charity is called Bear’s Reading Adventure.

It follows Book Trust’s blue bear mascot on a reading quest around different locations, including the park, the supermarket and, of course, the library. There are ten objects missing from the adventure and children collect a missing object each time they return to the library.

It is hoped that the Book Trust project will encourage more families to make regular library visits and begin daily and weekly reading with their children from a young age.

Author of the book, Gemma Malley, said, 'If you haven’t joined your local library or visited for a while, then do take a moment to see what’s going on.

'If a parent reads to their children every day they will be almost 12 months ahead of their age group when they start school. Even reading to them three to five times a week gives them a six-month head-start over those who read less often.'

Book Trust has had a high take-up for the scheme, which is available in almost every local authority area across England.

Families should visit their local library to get their free sticker book.

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