Bookstart Bear at Rasen Library

Bookstart Bear with some of the children at Market rasen Library
Bookstart Bear with some of the children at Market rasen Library

Little ones loved learning about books at Market Rasen Library, with the help of representatives from the 
Lincolnshire Bookstart team.

And a very special guest was Bookstart Bear who went along to join in the fun too.

As well as reading stories, everyone enjoyed singing songs and saying rhymes too.

The event was organised as part of National Bookstart Week.

“We want to show books are fun and to help parents and other carers share books with their little ones from an early age,” said Sue Tomkins from Lincolnshire Bookstart.

The Bookstart scheme gives two free book packs to children - one in baby’s first year and another at the three to four year stage.

The packs are generally distributed by health visitors or other health professionals.

There is also the chance to join the free Bookstart Bear Club, where children get stamps and rewards for reading.

Membership packs can be collected at Market Rasen Library.

“The Bookstart Club is a great way for young children to engage with books,” said Rasen librarian Mel Fenwick.

“And what better way for the children to collect their reward stamps than when they come along to our Tuesday afternoon storytime sessions.”

To find out more about Bookstart locally, visit the Lincolnshire Bookstart Facebook page and or more on Bookstart log on to