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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.

Additional Support Needs
In addition to the Bookbug packs there are a number of books suitable for children with additional needs available from the Early Years Gifting Coordinator. For more information please contact

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 Week
May 18 - 24 2015

Celebrate Bookbug Week with Aberdeen City Libraries. Join in with bedtime stories songs and rhymes in libraries across the city. Library Bear and Bookbug had a very exciting meeting to plan the activities for Bookbug Week.

Bookbug and LB


There will be bedtime themed Bookbug Sessions at Central Children's, Cornhill, Bridge of Don and Northfield Libraries.  On Wednesday 20th May  Library Bear will host special Bookbug Sessions in the Bon Accord Centre at 9.30-10.00 am and 11.00 - 11.30am. Wear your pyjamas and bring your teddy!

Do you have a favourite bedtime story ? As the theme of Bookbug Week this year is bedtime we're asking everyone to nominate their favourite story to read at bedtime.  Is this something read to you as a child that you now read to your children ? Or is their a favourite story your children ask you to read time and time again ? Please share with us by emailing

For details of times, dates and locations of sessions during Bookbug Week 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 !

ItAdvance booking is required to attend Bookbug Sessions at Central Children's Library. Please contact the Children's Library  email or telephone  01224 652507  to book a place or for more information


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 May features "The fabulous flapdoodles" by Chae Strathie



When the stars fill the sky at the end of the day the Fabulous Flapdoodles come out to play. . .  But these kindly creatures don't just make mischief. They also look after children everywhere and make sure that no monsters try and scare them. A great bedtime read.





 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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