When my little Angel was quite young, we were given a Bookstart token for her to exchange for a pack at the library, which included some free books, a children's library card and a lovely bag to put them all in. This has been well loved, as my daughter now adores books and is developing quite a collection (she takes after her mum!). Yet I didn't think much more about the Bookstart scheme until recently.
After having a look at the Bookstart website, I realised that the scheme doesn't end with that first free pack! Children are also presented with Bookstart+ packs as toddlers, and then a treasure chest when ages 3-4, both of which include free book tokens! Furthermore, there is a scheme run by libraries called "The Book Crawl", which encourages young children to read by offering certificates and free books when each card is filled with stamps.
This is such a lovely idea to help encourage young children to develop a love of reading. I only wish I'd read about this sooner.
To find out more about the Bookstart scheme, take a look at the website or ask at your local library. I'm sure your little angels will love it as much as mine does!