Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
The Bookstart programme recognises that children who start reading before reception age begin school with significant advantages and achieve higher attainment in all aspects of education.
- Free books to share with your child.
- Support and guidance as you inspire a love of books in your child.
- An opportunity to engage with other families at vibrant and fun community events.
The programme is for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Bookstart Bear Club sessions
We hold weekly sessions in libraries around the borough that are free to join. Bookstart Bear club sessions are suitable for children 15+ months. Bookstart Baby sessions are suitable for children 0- 15 months.
|Darnhill library||Monday||10am- 11.30am|
|Smallbridge library||Monday||2pm- 3pm|
|Middleton library||Wednesday||9.45am- 10.45am|
11.15am- 11.45am (Bookstart Baby)
|Rochdale Central library||Wednesday||1.30pm- 2.30pm|
|Heywood library||Thursday||10am- 11am|
11.30- 12noon (Bookstart Baby)
|Balderstone library||Thursday||2pm- 3pm|