Bookstart and Imagination Library

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Bookstart is a national programme for every baby in the UK. Your child will receive two free Bookstart packs:

  • When your baby is between six and twelve weeks your health visitor will give them their Baby Pack
  • When your child is three years old their nursery will give them their Treasure Pack

If your child does not get one of their packs, please contact your local library.

If you are a nursery or pre-school and want to find out how to get Treasure Packs for your children, please contact us.

Bear’s Reading Adventure

Bear’s Reading Adventure helps encourage families to visit libraries and read together every day. Please ask at your local library if your child is under the age of five and would like to take part.

Imagination Library

The Imagination Library is open to children aged from birth to four years 10 months, who live in North Lincolnshire. Each month a carefully selected book will be posted to your child. The book is totally free. Your child will get a book every month until they are five years old.

For more information ask at your local Children’s Centre or visit our Imagination Library page.

You must complete a registration form to get your free books. You can pick one up in children’s centres and libraries in North Lincolnshire or register online:

01724 860161

Scunthorpe Central
Carlton Street
DN15 6TX

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Closed on bank holidays