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The Torbay Libraries website is moving! From June, the new Torbay Libraries website can be found at torbaylibraries.org.uk. You'll still be able to find all the usual information, from events and activities at your local library to books, eBooks and eMagazines. The catalogue will still work in the same way, but some of the pages will have an exciting new look. In the meantime, continue to browse this website to find out all you need to know about Torbay's libraries.

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. We co-ordinate the national Bookstart programme in Torbay.

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In your baby's first year you'll receive your free Bookstart Baby pack from your health visitor, or other health professional.

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Bookshine packs are available for children who are blind or partially sighted. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs.

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Bookshine packs are available for children who are deaf. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs.

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Gifted by Health Visitors and Health Professionals in Torbay when children are aged between 30 and 36 months. Portage, Audiology and some other support services also gift Bookstart packs. Should you experience any difficulty accessing your free pack, please contact us.

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Star packs are available for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs.

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If you speak English as a second language then you are entitled to free dual language books. Please ask at your local library for more information.

For further information or to find out where you can get library books for children under five, please contact us.