Book scheme for babies

A BOOKS for babies scheme in Cambridgeshire has been expanded to make reading material available to every toddler in the county. Thirty-two static and six mobile libraries across the region are being used to distribute the free Bookstart Plus satchels to

A BOOKS for babies scheme in Cambridgeshire has been expanded to make reading material available to every toddler in the county.

Thirty-two static and six mobile libraries across the region are being used to distribute the free Bookstart Plus satchels to toddlers aged between 24-30 months.

Joanne Frusher, Cambridgeshire County Council bookstart co-ordinator, said: "Through this scheme, every parent should be provided with the opportunity to share books, stories and rhymes with their child."

Each satchel contains two books, a Numbers are Fun bedroom frieze, a colouring book and box of crayons. Parents will need to produce proof of their child's age by showing their Health Record Book.


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Funding for the scheme is provided by the Department for Education and Skills' Sure Start and 20 children's publishers and booksellers.

INFORMATION: Call 0845 0455225 or visit:www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library

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