Facilities and Activities for Children

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Many of our libraries have Baby Bounce & Rhyme times for babies and toddlers.  As well as helping your child's development, it's also a great way for you to meet other parents and carers.

List of Baby Bounce & Rhyme sessions

 

Story time

Many libraries hold regular story times aimed at children under five.

List of Story time sessions

Bookstart is a national scheme for pre-school children; it aims to help families discover the fun and excitement of sharing books together. Bookstart Baby packs are for every child before their first birthday. They are gifted by health practitioners and start children on their reading journey.  Bookstart Treasure packs are for every three to four year old. The are gifted from your child's pre-school setting.If you have not received a Bookstart pack please contact your local library for more information or email: bookstart@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Bookstart for every child, in addition there are also packs for children who need extra support to develop a love of books and reading:

  • Booktouch - for children aged 0-5 who are blind or partially sighted
  • Bookshine - for children aged 0-5 who are deaf or hearing impaired
  • Bookstart Star - for children 3-5 who have a condition or disability that impacts on their fine motor skills

Please ask library staff if you would like to receive any of these packs.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Animal Agents

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library from 15th July, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

 

Arts Award Supporter

Gloucestershire Libraries is now an Arts Award Supporter; young people who take part in arts activities in our libraries such as the Summer Reading Challenge can obtain the Arts Award Discover.

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Arts Award - Discover

Choosing books

 

Reading Hack

Why not join the Reading Hack? This is a programme led by young people aged 13 -24 who do reading activities and volunteering called hacks to gain skills and experience Reading Hack. Check out the website and sign up, pop into your local library to tell us your ideas!

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