National Bookstart Week: Do the Bookstart Bird Boogie!

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Hillingdon Libraries are celebrating National Bookstart Week 2018! This annual event celebrates the BookTrust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart. Bookstart gives every child in England and Wales a free reading pack in the first year of their life and again when they are 3-4 years old. BookTrust works to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day.

Every year has a different theme and 2018 is the year of the ‘Bookstart Bird Boogie’!

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Two awesome Owl Headbands – the height of fashion this Summer!

Hillingdon Libraries will be joining in the fun with special themed Storytimes across our libraries as well exclusive National Bookstart Week giveaways. Click here to find your nearest storytime and join in the fun!

Booktrust also have a website full of exclusive content such as TV’s Ore Oduba reading A Busy Day for Birds! A British Sign Language video is also available.

There’s also colouring pages, book lists, rhyme sheets and headbands to download at

Search our catalogue or try out the BookMyne app to discover your next family read. Akbar from Uxbridge Library’s Bear Club recommends I’m not sleepy! by Jane Chapman and The odd egg by Emily Gravett

Learn about our feathered friends through our Britannica Junior app designed for young and enquiring minds.

National Bookstart Week runs 4-10 June. For more information visit


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