Catch the reading bug

bookbug_booksThe Bookbug programme, funded by the Scottish Government, is all about enjoying books and rhymes with your child. We aim to provide free books to every baby, toddler, 3 year-old and Primary One child in Scotland in 5 Bookbug packs:

  • Baby pack (gifted by a health visitor to every baby)
  • Toddler pack (gifted by a health visitor to every toddler)
  • Pirate pack (gifted at nursery to every 3-year-old )
  • P1 book (gifted at school to every P1 pupil)
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library (free books delivered monthly
    to every Looked After Child aged 0-5 in Scotland)

Our website – - is filled with tips about the best places to get books, suggestions for stories we think your child will love, ideas on how to encourage language development, and insights into why enjoying books together has so many benefits.

We also run free Bookbug Sessions, which take place at your local library or community group. These are fun-filled story and rhyme sessions for 0-4-year-olds.

For details of local Bookbug Sessions go to

Watch this video to find out more.

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