Order and collect your FREE Bookstart pack from your library

BookTrust Cymru is here to help you and your child start sharing and enjoying books, stories and rhymes together.

All children in Wales are entitled to two fantastic Bookstart packs before the age of three, which are now available to order and collect for free from selected libraries.

Why early reading is important

Did you know that just ten minutes shared reading a day can help your child grow into a happy, confident learner?

Reading with children from a very early age helps to give them the best possible start in life. Plus, sharing a book with a child is fun! It's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together and will help your child become a lifelong reader.

How can I order?

Selected libraries are now offering an Order and Collect service which will allow you to order your free Bookstart pack by phone or online. Once ordered, they will let you know when and where to collect your Bookstart pack and start your child’s reading journey.

Current libraries taking part are:

Blaenau Gwent


Carmarthenshire – call 01267 234567 / 01554 744315



Flintshire – call 01352 703750 / email libraries@aura.wales


Isle of Anglesey

Neath Port Talbot

Powys - parents and carers in Powys are invited to contact the library service using the book Order & Collect request helpline 01874 612394.

Rhondda Cynon Taf



Is your library not listed above?

Check back again for more libraries coming soon or email booktrustcymru@booktrust.org.uk to find out more.

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