Encouraging youngsters to read

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Young children in East Sussex are being offered a free sticker storybook to encourage them to visit county libraries.

The book, Bear’s Reading Adventure, has been produced by children’s reading charity BookTrust, following feedback from library services that more encouragement is needed to get families into libraries.

The scheme, open to youngsters aged up to five years, is running in East Sussex County Council libraries in Hailsham, Hampden Park, Langney and Seaford.

The book sees youngsters follow BookTrust’s blue bear mascot on a reading adventure, helping the cuddly hero track down 10 missing objects and earning a sticker for each missing object every time they go to the library.

When children have collected all ten stickers they can download a certificate from www.bookstart.org.uk/bearsadventure which also contains tips for families on how they can have fun reading together every day.

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