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National Bookstart Week Kicks Off In Poole

Poole libraries are celebrating National Bookstart week with some magical fairytale fun at Poole Central library.  

On 24 June the newly refurbished children’s area will host the Treehouse Theatre Group for an interactive telling of The Gingerbread Man to under 5s. Two performances will be held from 10.30am to 11.30am and again from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Other Poole Libraries are also joining in with a whole week of free events for toddlers and babies including Themed Bookstart Rhymetimes.

National Bookstart week runs from 24 to 29 June and promotes the National Bookstart scheme which aims to inspire a lifelong love of books and reading.

Poole Library has recently set up the Bookstart Bear club for Babies and Toddlers, which encourages parents and carers to visit the library and children receive certificates for sharing stories and attending events.

Rhymetime events and storytimes happen all through the year in Poole Libraries. Come along and join the fun at one of our sessions, they are free and there’s no need to book. Visit your local library or our boroughofpoole.com/libraries for further information.

Councillor Judy Butt, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, Borough of Poole, said: "National Bookstart Week is a great way for babies, toddlers and preschool children to discover the wonderful world of fairy tales. So why not visit one of Poole's libraries and enjoy listening to stories and rhymes as well as taking part in lots of other free fun family activities."