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Bookstart (Reading)

Did your child miss out on their Bookstart Baby or Treasure Pack in lockdown? During our opening hours you can pick up a Pack from the Central library or from Battle, Caversham or Tilehurst Libraries.

You can check out our opening hours at

Just call 0118 9375950 to arrange a collection time! (there is currently no drop in service, therefore please do call prior to collection)


Bookstart supports you to enjoy books with your child from as early an age as possible. Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. Bookstart Baby packs are gifted via your health visitor or can be collected from any Reading Borough library. The Treasure packs, for ages 3-4, are delivered to early years settings across the Borough. Please contact us if your child has not received their pack. Also available are packs for children with additional needs and some dual language books. Information, support and guidance together with lots of interesting hints and tips about reading with your child can be found at  Book Trust ~ Bookstart

Who to contact

Contact Name
Suzan Davis
Contact Position
Children's Lead
0118 937 5950 (to request a pack)
0118 937 3449
Book Trust ~ Bookstart

Where to go

Reading Borough Council, Tilehurst Library
School Road
RG31 5AS

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.