If you come down to the library today…..

The Bookstart Bear Club is for all children from birth until they start school

Bookstart BearHow to join: Visit your local library – you can join the club at any Swindon Library. Children need to be library members but they can join both the library and the Bookstart Bear Club at the same time – both are quick, free and easy to join! Find out more about joining here. For children, we need to see proof of the accompanying adult’s identity. Once joined up, your child will receive a free Bookstart Bear Club passport.

There are no overdue book charges for children aged 0-4, and NO charge for accidental damage to books.

You’ll then be able to enjoy the benefits of being part of the Bookstart Bear Club, by sharing books and attending fun family events to get stamps and collect amazing certificates!

Every time your child takes part in a Bookstart Bear Club activity he or she will receive a stamp in their Bookstart Bear Club Passport.

Once they collect six stamps they will get a beautiful certificate.There are 10 different certificates to collect, including an extra-special gold 10th one. Why not try to collect them all?

bear club certificates 2012Ways to get stamps include:

  • Attend library events such as story and rhyme times – fun, free events for families.
  • Share books at the library
  • Share books at home

Don’t forget to bring your passport with you every time you visit the library and ask a member of staff to stamp it for you!

For more information check the Bookstart Bear Club website. Staff at your local library will be more than happy to answer any queries about the Club as well.

Bear’s Reading Adventure.

Collected all your Bookstart Bear Club certificates? Then pick up Bear’s Reading Adventure, a great new sticker storybook with ten missing stickers to collect. You will also receive a special bookmark to keep track of which stickers you have received. Don’t forget to bring your bookmark with you every time you visit the library and ask a member of staff to stamp it for you!