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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 the Scottish Children's Book Awards

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In the Bookbug Reader's category the winner is .....  "Robot Rumpus" by Ross Collins.

Tom aged 5 from Culter Library  told us  "Robot Rumpus" should win because "there was a lot of muddling up which was very funny".   Tom was the winner in the 3-7 age category of the Aberdeen City Libraries prize for saying which book should win in 25 words or less. His prize was presented to him by author and illustrator Natalie Russell on World Book Day at Aberdeen Central Library 


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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.

Click here to find out more about Bookbug Sessions in your area

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 March features "Flying like Flittermouse "  by Jan Fearnley


The yellow teashop belonged to Etsuko the hamster. She was very kind  and made everyone welcome. Every day, Boz the Boatbuilder popped in for some raspberry tea and a chat. They were best friends. One day, a mysterious stranger flew in to town. His name was Flittermouse.

This is just one story which features travel and transport. Why not try
"The bus is for us", "Rosie's walk" or "Mr Gumpy's motor car"






 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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