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Bookstart

Lincs Inspire Libraries have teamed up with the Book Trust to offer children aged between 7months and 4years free books to help develop a life long love of reading. Bookstart packs are magical: they are full of books, tips and ideas for parents and carers.

All of these packs are available for collection from Children's Centres, Clinics, Childminders, and all Lincs Inspire libraries. More information about the packs available are as follows:

Bookstart Baby packs

These packs are free for children at 7 months.

The content of the Bookstart Baby pack have been carefully chosen to include everything parents and carers need to get started sharing stories, rhymes and songs with their babies

Bookstart Corner

This is a targeted programme for Childrens Centres. Bookstart Corner is a new programme that supports Children's Centres across England help their most disadvantaged families develop a love of stories, books and rhymes. The packs are aimed at families with children aged between 12-30 months. The programme will allow Children's Centres to offer intensive support to families

Treasure Pack

These packs are free for children between 18months and 4 years.

The content of the Treasure Bag have been carefully chosen to include everything parents and carers need to get started sharing stories, rhymes and songs with their preschoolers

Bookshine packs for children who are deaf

Bookshine packs are provided free to parents and carers of deaf children up to and including the age of four. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs.

There are two Bookshine packs available one for babies (0-2 years old) and one for older children 9 2-4 years old)

As well as books the bag contains a Bookshine booklet of advice about sharing books with deaf children and a guide listing lots more great books as well as useful organisations and resources.

Booktouch packs for children who are blind or partially sighted.

Booktouch packs are provided free to parents and carers of blind or partially sighted children up to and including the age of four. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs.

There are two Bookshine packs available one for babies (0-2 years old) and one for older children 9 2-4 years old)

The Booktouch bag contains two specially chosen touch and feel books, as well as a Bookstart Rhymetime CD and booklet as well as a Bookshine booklet of advice about sharing books with blind and partially sighted children and a guide listing lots more great books as well as useful organisations and resources.

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