Bookbug is Scottish Book Trust's Early Years Programme and encourages parents and carers to enjoy books with their children from as early an age as possible.

Inverclyde delivers the following elements of the programme in the following ways:

Bookbug Sessions

Bookbug Sessions are free, fun events for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 40 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book, and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your child. These sessions are held in libraries, early years centres and other community venues. For times and venues of sessions held in Inverclyde, please refer to the PDF under Documents on this page.

We have introduced a new monthly Bedtime Bookbug Session in Port Glasgow Library. The Session takes place on the last Monday of the month from 6-6.30pm.

Bookbug's Library Challenge

Bookbug's Library Challenge is a fun and enjoyable way for children to become familiar with the library environment and an exciting way to give your child a love of reading for life. It is a free programme that encourages children from birth until starting school to discover and enjoy their local library.

We will be launching this year's Bookbug's Library Challenge on World Book Day, Thursday 2nd March. Over 500 children took part in last year's Challenge and they received beautifully illustrated certificates along the way. All children who received two or more certificates were invited to our super Bookbug party in the Greenock Town Hall to celebrate. The children and their families had great fun being entertained by Tony Bonning, alias the fantastic Aiken Drum! We had a special appearance from Big Bookbug, who was delighted to hear that Inverclyde had a record number taking part in this year's Challenge.  Councillor Brennan presented awards to our Branch Super Readers!

Remember you're never too young to join the library!

Bookbug Packs

Bookbug packs are free and full of brilliant books and goodies for you to share with your child. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring and developing a love of reading together at home.

Packs are given to every child in Scotland, from birth to Primary 1. Your child will receive four packs in total: Baby Pack, Toddler Pack, Pirate Pack and the P1 Family Pack. There are also Gaelic versions of each pack available.


Page last updated: 27 July 2017