Barnsley tots can meet bear

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CHILDREN can enjoy story time with the Bookstart Bear when he visits libraries in Barnsley.

For the first two weeks in September the bear will call at the borough’s sites to take part in stories and rhymes with youngsters.

The visit is part of a national celebration of 20 years of Bookstart and to promote the Bookstart Bear Club for encouraging reading.

Bookstart Bear calls in at Worsbrough Library on Monday, September 3, from 10am to 11am, at Penistone Library and eLearning Centre on Wednesday, September 5, from 10am and the Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre the same day from 1.30pm.

Among other dates he will also be making a guest appearance at a party in Buddies Children’s Centre, Monk Bretton, on September 8.