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Teddy bear a necessity for Shipley Library reading fun
12:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
Youngsters have been enjoying teddy bears picnics, music and activities in a bid to get them interested in reading.
Libraries across the district are holding the Bookstart sessions which also include face painting and story reading in a bid to get pre-school children interested in books.
This week Shipley Library hosted about 35 toddlers and their parents, Bookstart Bear was guest of honour and a violinist and ukulele group provided music.
Team leader for Shipley, Bingley and Baildon libraries Patrick Hill said: “It’s great. Parents can bring their picnics and children can bring their bears. It’s just something for the younger children.”