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Bookstart - BCP Council Libraries

Bookstart packs are offered FREE to every child in the UK. The Bookstart Baby pack is given out during the child's 6 week health check and the Bookstart Treasure Pack is given out through early years settings in the year before starting school.

Bookstart packs are given to a child at their 6 week health check and through early years providers. 

Packs are available in dual-languages (please contact for details), and Bookshine and Booktouch packs are available for children with visual or hearing impairements.

If you have not received a pack and you think you should have, please email Bookstart Co-ordinator Katy Waters on or phone 01202 262429. Alternatively please ask in your local Poole library.

BH17 7RP
01202 262429
Contact Name
Katy Waters
Contact Position
Bookstart Co-ordinator
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Times Available:
Bookstart pack is given to a child at 6 week health check and through early years providers, therefore no specific date or time.
All Year Round
From 0 years  4 months to 4 years  6 months.
This Service/Activity is free
Referral Criteria:
Via GP or other health professional
Referral Procedure:
Early Years Settings also give out Bookstart packs before the child attends school.
Languages Spoken:
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Recognised As (Scheme):
Free Activity