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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Bookstart Bear coming to Rainhill Library

Children under five in Rainhill are being invited to their local library over the Easter holidays to meet the Bookstart Bear and receive free Bookstart packs.

Come along between 2pm and 3pm on Tuesday 11th April 2006 and meet Mr Bear.

The national extended Bookstart scheme was launched in St Helens in November last year. The two new packs, Bookstart Plus and the Bookstart Treasure Box, have secured long term funding from the Government’s Surestart Unit. Along with the original Bookstart pack that babies receive around nine months of age, it will ensure that every baby and child in Rainhill will receive three free bags of books before they start school.

Parents can contact Kathryn Boothroyd, Senior Libraries Manager on 01744 675236 for further information about the Bookstart scheme.

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