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lib_bookbug Welcome to Bookbug!  Bookbug Week 2


Bookbug is Scotland's Early Years Book Gifting Programme, managed nationally by Scottish Book Trust and aims to encourage parents and children to share and enjoy books together.

Aberdeen City Libraries works together with health and early years partners to deliver the Bookbug Programme which gifts free book packs to children from birth to Primary One. 

Baby Pack: gifted by your health visitor when your baby is 8 weeks old.

Toddler Pack: gifted by your health visitor when your toddler is 1 year old.

Pirate Pack: gifted at nursery/playgroup when your child is aged 3 years. If your child does not attend nursery or playgroup he/she can still receive a Pirate pack - please contact 

Primary One Pack: gifted at school when your child is in primary one.

Bookbug also aims to foster a love of books through a range of fun activities, including free Bookbug Sessions and Bookbug's Library Challenge. For more information on the National Bookbug programme go to the Scottish Book Trust website.

All the Bookbug Packs are also available in Gaelic. if you require any of the Gaelic packs please contact the Early Years Gifting Coordinator.

For information on Bookbug in Aberdeen contact the  Early Years Gifting Co-ordinator at


Bookbug and Techfest  Techfest logo

Peace at last

During April Aberdeen City Libraries will once again work in partnership with Techfest to promote science and technology to children and families. Selected Bookbug sessions will feature the classic story "Peace at Last" by Jill Murphy to encourage children to explore the theme of nightime.. How much sleep do you really need ? What animals might you see in your garden at night ?  For additional activities and to find out more vist Techfest  To find which Bookbug sessions are linked to Techfest check Bookbug sessions in Aberdeen



Bookbug Sessions 

Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book, they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Bookbug sessions in Aberdeen

We look forward to seeing you !

 is necessary to book in advance to attend Bookbug Sessions at Central Children's Library. Please contact the Children's Library or telephone 01224 652546 to book a place and for more information


Airyhall Library Closure

Airyhall Library is now closed for refurbishment for approximately  10 weeks.Bookbug sessions scheduled for Airyhall Library on March 17th and April 14th  2015 will be held at Kaimhill Community Wing which is adjacent to Kaimhill Library. There is a large car park at Kaimhill Library and Community Wing so we do hope you'll join us there at the usual time of 10.30 am.

Bookbug's Library Challenge

Aberdeen City Libraries  runs Bookbug's Library Challenge  which is a free programme to encourage  young children from birth to discover and enjoy their local library. It is run in all libraries across  Aberdeen City and it's a fun and exciting way to give your child a love of reading for life.

It's never too early or too late to join your local library... and it's completely free! So join today and get your child collecting the Bookbug's Library Challenge certificates. 

The certificate of the month in April  features "Abigail"  by Catherine Rayner




 Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But  Zebra and Cheetah just won't sit still long enough for Abigail to count their stripes and spots. What will Abigail do? This beautiful book by award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner, is  full of gorgeous illustrations of Abigail the giraffe and her friends Cheetah and Zebra. Make learning to count fun and fall asleep  counting stars instead of sheep..





 To join  Bookbug's Library Challenge follow these 4 easy steps :

  • Join your local library and pick up your child's collector card - your child can join the library from birth !
  • Collect a stamp each time your child borrows a book
  • Swap your fully stamped card for a beautifully illustrated certificate for your child to keep
  • Get a new collectors card and start collecting stamps for a new certificate
 Remember there's lots of certificates to collect 
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