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Welcome to Bookbug!
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 Bookbug 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.
Primary One Pack: gifted at school when your child is on 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.
For information on Bookbug in Aberdeen contact your Early Years Book Gifting Co-ordinator at Bookbug@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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.
Find out about Bookbug Sessions in your area.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Multi-lingual Bookbug Session
Join Bookbug for an adventure through Europe at a multi-lingual session at Mastrick Library on Monday 25th November from 2.15 - 2.45pm.
Parents and carers with children under 4 are invited to come along to share rhymes and songs in a variety of languages.
We would be delighted if parents/ carers coming to the session with their children would be willing to share a song, rhyme or even a few words in a language other than English. Any willing volunteers are asked to contact Europe Direct on 01224 649483 or email email@example.com
This event is a partnership between Aberdeen City Libraries and Europe Direct as part of Book Week Scotland.
Booking is essential! Please contact Mastrick Library on 01224 788558 or email MastrickLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Bookbug's Library Challenge
Bookbug's Library Challenge is a free programme that encourages pre-school children to discover and enjoy their local library. It's is run in all libraries across Aberdeen City, and is a fun, exciting way to give your child a love of reading for life.
On their first visit to the library children are issued with the Bookbug's Library Challenge collector card. Every time they visit the library the collector card will be stamped, and your child can exchange six stamps for one of our beautifully illustrated Library Challenge certificates
Your child's name will be written on the certificate to encourage them to feel proud that they have become members of their local library.
There are seven different limited edition certificates to collect. So start collecting now it's never too early or too late to join your local library....and it's FREE!
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