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Bookstart in South Tyrole

Logo_Bookstart_South_TyroleSince 2007, the Bookstart project has been carried out in the German and Italian language in South Tyrole subject to a cooperation between the departments for German and Italian culture in the autonomous region of Bozen with many libraries, hospitals, doctors and midwives. At their baby’s birth, parents receive information on Bookstart from the nursery or midwive, as well as a card for ordering a first book package in German or Italian which they will receive when the child is six months old. Parents can obtain a second book package from their local libraries once the child is 18 months old.

Moreover, events are hosted to inform parents and carers about the importance of early reading promotion. Since autumn 2008, a further training seminar has been offered to librarians (in both German and Italian). Librarians are thus trained in early language promotion . All of the relevant materials are accessible for download under www.provincia.bz.it/bookstart.

Target Group:Babies; Infants;  
Internet:http: / / www.provinz.bz.it / bookstart