Bookstart bear roars in to encourage summer reading

Bookstarts Bear visited Bulwell's Riverside Centre Library on Monday as part of the National Bookstart Week.

Bookstarts Bear visited Bulwell's Riverside Centre Library on Monday as part of the National Bookstart Week.

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BULWELL children have been encouraged to keep up their reading during the school summer holidays — by the popular Bookstart Bear.

He met youngsters of the town when he visited Bulwell’s new library at the Riverside Centre on Coventry Road.

Children of Hucknall have also become acquainted with the big blue bear when he dropped in for a teddy bears’ picnic at the town’s Library on Market Place.

As with the Hucknall event, Bulwell children were invited to bring their favourite teddy bears with them so that they would fully enjoy a session with Bookstart Bear.

National Bookstart Week, which is now in its 20th year, was launched in June and the organisers are hopeful that children continue to develop an interest in reading while out of school.

n OUR PHOTO shows the Bookstart bear with youngsters at the new Bulwell Library – DISPIC NHUD12-1565-1.