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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 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

The Bookbug Session at Central Children's Library on  12 August is fully booked. Please contact the Children's Library or telephone 01224 652546 for information on future Bookbug sessions at Central Library.



Bookbug Library Challenge

During the summer holidays Aberdeen City Libraries will run Mythical Maze Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland for children aged 4-12. Younger children need not feel left out as Aberdeen City Libraries also 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.

Throughout July and August children aged 0-4 who make their fourth visit to the library will receive the special  Mythical Maze certificate.

  Mythical Maze Bookbug Certificate



Explore stories and legends from around the world and discover fairies, unicorns, dragons and all sorts of mythical creatures in your local library.








To join  Bookbug's Library Challenge follow these 5 easy steps :

  • Ask library staff to register your child as a library member (if they are not already)
  • Ask for a Bookbug's Library Challenge Collector's Card
  • Collect a stamp each time your child borrows a book
  • Exchange your fully stamped card for a beautifully illustrated certificate
  • Get a new collectors card and start collecting stamps for a new certificate

 Remember there's no limit to the number of certificates your child can collect


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