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 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 Bookbug@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Bookbug and the Scottish Children's Book Awards
Voting for the Scottish Children's Book Awards closed on February 6th 2015. All the votes entered in libraries in Aberdeen City have been counted and the winner of the 3-7 category in Aberdeen is "Robot rumpus" by Ross Collins. Has Aberdeen chosen the national winner ? Find out on March 4th when the Award winners are announced .
World Book Day
Celebrate World Book Day on Thursday March 5th 2015 with Natalie Russell author of "Lost for Words" shortlisted for the 3-7 category in the Scottish Children's Book Awards. Natalie will lead a fun filled creative workshop for children aged 3-7 and their families at Aberdeen Central Library on World Book Day at 4pm. Places are limited so booking is essential.
Please contact Libraryevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk or telephone 01224 346500
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.
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 email@example.com 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 February 17th and March 17th 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