Learn about free book packs for babies and preschool children.

Bookstart Baby

This free pack is available for all babies. It is usually gifted by the Registrar when you register your baby’s birth. Each pack contains two baby books, two card finger puppets with rhymes and information about sharing stories and rhymes with babies.

If you do not receive your pack when you register your baby’s birth, please ask in your local library.

Booktouch, Bookshine and Bookstart Star packs for children with additional needs

These packs are designed to enable children with additional needs to enjoy books. The Booktouch pack is for children who are blind or partially sighted and the Bookshine pack is for children who are deaf or hearing impaired. Both packs contain books with a sensory, tactile element to them.

The Bookstart Star pack is for children aged 3-5 who have a condition or disability that impacts on, or delays their fine motor skills.

Please ask in your local library for one of these packs.

Dual language books

A range of books are available in dual language format - English words alongside another language. Families where another language is spoken in the home may receive an extra book in this format.

Please ask in your local library if you need one of these books.

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