Under 5s : Bookstart

Bookstart is a national programme giving free books to parents and carers. Bookstart packs help you and your child discover the joy of reading books.

All babies born in the UK, and aged 0-12 months, are entitled to a Bookstart Baby pack. This is usually given at the 6 week health check, but can be collected from your local library.

Other packs that are offered: 

  • Bookstart Toddler (1-2 year old pack, given at the 1 year check)
  • Bookstart Pre-schooler (3-4 year old pack, given at your child's nursery or early years setting)
  • Additional Needs packs (Bookstart Shine for children who are deaf, Bookstart Touch for children who have a visual impairment and Bookstart Star for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills).
  • Dual language books

   For availability please contact advocacy@rbwm.gov.uk 

Libraries : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Library services - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1QU
Telephone: 01628 796969