Book party for young readers

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YOUNG readers can help mark the 20th anniversary of a national reading scheme at a special event in Barnsley.

The Big Bookstart Birthday Party is happening at Barnsley Central Library, Shambles Street, on Wednesday from 10am to 12.30pm.

Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to join in with songs, rhymes, stories and activities with a party theme.

Information stands and stalls from local providers will be on offer, as well as free copies of a children’s book called Busy Bear’s Party.

Coun Dorothy Higginbottom, Mayor of Barnsley, is also set to attend, while youngsters can meet the reading scheme’s character, called Bookstart Bear.

n For more information, email bookstart@barnsley.gov.uk or call 01226 773935.