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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 Book Week Scotland 2014

To celebrate Book Week Scotland ( November 24 -30 2014) Bookbug Sessions this week will have a Scottish flavour featuring Scots rhymes, songs and stories.Children in Primary 1 will receive the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack. Inside this fantastic pack are the three titles shortlisted in the 3-7 category of the Scottish Children's Book Awards. These awards are the largest of their kind in Scotland and the winners are chosen by children and young people. The pack is an great  opportunity to share stories with your child and choose which title you think is best. Vote in your local library. 

BWS Woodside 1


Bookbug made a surprise visit to Woodside Library on  Monday 24th November to help library staff gift Bookbug Primary 1 Family Packs to children from Woodside school. The children enjoyed hearing one of the stories contained in the pack.






Bookbug Sessions Bookbug Session


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 !


Central Children's Library

It 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.


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 December features "What's the time Mr Wolf"  by Debi Gliori

Whats the time Mr wolf  

 Join Mr Wolf as he goes about his daily routine from breakfast to bedtime - and get to know the real Mr Wolf ! Children will enjoy recognising familiar faces from favourites stories and nursery rhymes, including Little Red Riding Hood , three cheeky little pigs  plus four and twenty blackbirds.. An enchantingly original story inspired by the well-known playground  game, this is also perfect for practising telling the time. The stunning illustrations reveal something new with every reading and the many fabulous details will keep you turning the pages again and again.


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 certificated to collect 

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