Bookstart encourages parents and carers to start reading books with their children as early as possible.

Bookstart Bear Club

For 0-5 year olds.

Join the Bookstart Bear Club at any Wirral Library and earn stamps in your Bear Club passport. There are ten special certificates to collect.

Bookstart gift packs

For 0-4 year olds.

Children can pick up a free pack of books and guidance materials for parents and carers from any Wirral library:

  • Bookstart Baby bags - for babies aged 0-12 months
  • Bookstart Treasure packs - for children aged 3 – 4 years

Packs are available for children with additional needs:

  • Bookshine packs - for children who are deaf
  • Booktouch packs - for children who are blind or partially sighted
  • Bookstart Star packs - for children with disabilities affecting fine motor skills
  • Dual language books

Please ask in your local library for further details.

Find out more about Bookstart.