Lincs Inspire Libraries have teamed up with the Book Trust to offer children aged between six months and four years free books to help develop a lifelong love of reading.
Bookstart packs are magical: they are full of books, tips and ideas for parents and carers. All of the packs are available for collection from Lincs Inspire Libraries, Children's Centres and Health Clinics.
Bookstart Baby Packs
These packs are free for children at six months.
The content of the Bookstart Baby Pack has been carefully chosen to include everything parents and carers need to get started with sharing stories, rhymes and songs with their babies.
These packs are free for children between 18 months and four years.
The content of the Treasure Pack has been carefully chosen to include everything parents and carers need to continue sharing stories, rhymes and songs with their pre-schoolers.
This is a targeted programme run by Children's Centres. Bookstart Corner is a 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 allows Children's Centres to offer intensive support to families.
Bookshine Packs for children who are deaf
Bookshine packs are provided free to parents and carers of children who are deaf, up to and including the age of four. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart Baby and Treasure Packs.
There are two Bookshine Packs available one for babies (up to 2 years old) and one for older children (2-4 years old).
The bag contains a Bookshine booklet with advice about sharing books with children who are deaf and a guide listing lots more great books, including useful organisations and resources.