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Bookbug at Glasgow Libraries Bookbug at Glasgow Libraries

Bookbug events are free, friendly and fun-filled 30 minute sessions for parents and carers to enjoy with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers involving song, stories and rhymes.

Glasgow Bookbug

Free, friendly, fun sessions of songs, rhymes and stories for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families and carers to enjoy together.  Each session lasts around 30 minutes and has been designed to support children’s development while having fun.  They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one, and meet other families.

 

Glasgow Libraries Bookbug Sessions Glasgow Libraries Bookbug Sessions

Glasgow Libraries Bookbug session featuring Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho

Bookbug Bookbug

Book Bug logo

Children respond to song, story and rhyme in a very special way and Bookbug sessions celebrate this. These sessions help improve speech, language and brain development, as well as social and emotional skills. But that's not all, they are also great fun! 

Bookbug encourages mums, dads and carers to sing and share stories with their children from birth. Children love these interactive sessions and it provides an opportunity for parents to bond with their child by giving them one to one quality time! It's also a great way to meet other parents and carers, swap ideas and support each other along the way.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookbug sessions are subject to change and we recommend contacting your local library in advance to check sessions are running that week.

Bookbug gifts every child in Scotland four free bags of books in their first 5 years. 

For more information about Bookbug, including resources, research, advice and tips visit: www.scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

 

Bookbug's Library Challenge Bookbug's Library Challenge

Book Bug Library Challenge certificate

Bookbug's Library Challenge

Bookbug's Library Challenge is a free and fun way to encourage children to enjoy their local library. The challenge runs in libraries across Scotland and your child will have the chance to collect beautifully illustrated certificates when they borrow books.

Libraries have a range of great children's books you can borrow for free and your baby or toddler is never too young to join.

Sign up for Bookbug's free and fun Library Challenge in any of our libraries- it's an easy way to enjoy books!

Bookbug App Bookbug App

The BookBug App

Download the free Bookbug app to share songs and rhymes on the go, look up new words or make up your own songs and rhymes to our new instrumental versions! Apps can be great for supporting children’s learning and encouraging play and creativity.
Explore the app together and create your own personalised playlists. You can also use the app to find your nearest Bookbug Session!
Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download

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Book:I am Bat, Illustrated by Morag Hood:2018:New in Paperback
Author: Hood, Morag
Author: Hood, Morag
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Book
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Author: Dicmas, Courtney
Author: Dicmas, Courtney
Year 2015
Language: English
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Author: Clayton, Coo
Author: Soye, Alison
Year 2017
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Author: Carle, Eric
Year 1999
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Book:My mummy is magic, illustrated by J. Massey:2014:Original
Author: Richards, Dawn
Author: Massey, Jane
Year 2014
Language: English
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Author: Kerr, Judith
Year 2006
Language: English
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Book:What does an anteater eat?, Illustrated by Ross Collins:2019:New in Paperback
Author: Collins, Ross
Author: Collins, Ross
Year 2019
Language: English
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Book:Isla & Pickle, best friends, Illustrated by Kate McLelland:2017:Original
Author: McLelland, Kate
Author: McLelland, Kate
Year 2017
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