Young library visitors will get a helping paw towards getting rewards for borrowing books over the next four weeks.

To celebrate National Bookstart Week, the national charity supported by Bradford Council's Libraries Service, children in the Bookstart Bear Club will receive double paw print stamps.

When a child aged up to five joins one of Bradford Council's libraries, they receive a Bookstart Bear Club passport.

Each time they borrow a book or attend a rhyme time or story time, they receive a paw print stamp in their passport.

Children can then earn rewards, including books, bags, DVD loans, swim vouchers and a teddy bear if they get a certain number of stamps. Until July 24, children will get double stamps.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, portfolio holder for employment, skills and culture, said: "Bookstart is a great scheme to encourage young children's interest in books through their local libraries.”