Bookbug and Early learning

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Bookbug and Rise and Shine

As well as Bookbug, we run monthly Rise and Shine sessions for 3-5year-olds. ‘Rise and Shine story time will bring stories to life using senses and imagination and will end with a themed mini-maker activity for little ones to get creative. Contact the library to book your wee ones place.

Barrhead Foundry Library- Tuesdays 28th Feb, 28th March, 25th April, 23rd May, 27th June/ 10.30am

Clarkston Library- Tuesdays 28th Feb, 28th March, 25th April, 23rd May, 27th June/ 2.15pm

Giffnock Library- Wednesdays 22nd Feb, 22nd March, 26th April, 24th May, 28th June/ 11am

Mearns Library- Fridays 24th March, 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June/ 10.30am

Netherlee Library- Tuesdays 27th Feb, 26th March, 30th April, 28th May, 25th June/ 10am


Barrhead Foundry Wednesday 10.30am
Barrhead Foundry Friday 10.30am
Barrhead Foundry Saturday 10.30am
Busby Friday 9.30am
Clarkston Tuesday 10.30am
Clarkston Wednesday 2.15pm
Clarkston ( from 1st April 2023) Saturday 10.30am
Eaglesham (Montgomerie Hall) Tuesday 9.15am
Giffnock Wednesday 2.15pm
Giffnock Friday 10.30am
Giffnock (from 1st April 2023) Saturday 10.30am
Mearns Monday 2pm
Mearns Wednesday 2pm
Mearns Thursday 10.30am
Mearns ( from 1st April 2023) Saturday 10.30am
Neilston Wednesday 9.30am
Netherlee (Fortnightly from 23rd March) Thursday 9.15am
Thornliebank Wednesday 9.30am
Things will look and feel a little bit different as we phase sessions back in across our libraries.
  • Sessions are suitable for 0-5 years
  • Sessions can be booked 7 days in advance of the session – online, in-person, or by phoning the library
  • One booking per family should be made under the name of the adult making the booking
  • Numbers are limited and are guided by space available at each library
  • As space is limited, we ask that only one adult attends per family booking
  • If you have booked a place but then can’t make it, please cancel your booking online, or let the library know
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session
  • When event is full you may still be able to book a space on the waiting list if the Register button still appears

Bilingual Gaelic Bookbug sessions

This February and March we are delighted to be introducing some bilingual Gaelic Bookbug taster sessions. You don’t need to speak Gaelic – everyone is welcome. The following sessions will be bilingual:

Thornliebank Library – Tuesday 20th Feb, Tuesday 5th Mar and Tuesday 19th Mar at 10.15am

Giffnock Library – Friday 23rd Feb 10.30m, Wed 6th Mar 2.15pm and Wed 20th Mar 2.25pm

Neilston Library – Tuesday 27th Feb at 2.15pm

Clarkston Library – Tuesday 27th Feb 10.30am and Wednesday 13th Mar 2.15pm

Barrhead Foundry Library – Friday 1st Mar and Friday 15th Mar at 10.30am

Busby Library – Friday 8th Mar and Friday 22nd Mar at 9.30am

Mearns Library – Tuesday 12th Mar at 10.30am

Bookbug sessions

Bookbug bring books, reading and learning to life. Every week there will be fun songs and stories for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

Bookbug is Scottish Book Trust’s national Early Years programme. As a national charity, Scottish Book Trust delivers the Bookbug programme locally by working in partnership with local library and education services and third sector organisations. To support local delivery of the Bookbug programme, Scottish Book Trust provides its partners with training, advice and Bookbug bags of books.

Bookbug App

Download our 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!
Visit the App Store or Google Play to download.

Bookbug Library Challenge

Getting involved in the Bookbug Library Challenge couldn’t be easier. 

  • Join your local library and pick up your child’s Collector’s Card
  • Collect a stamp each time your child borrows books
  • When your card is full, swap it for a certificate for your child to keep
  • Start collecting stamps on a new card! There are lots of certificates to collect

Bookbug Bags

Get your hands on a free Bookbug bag with brilliant stories and goodies to share as a family.

  • Bookbug Baby and Toddler packs are gifted by Health Visitors at check ups. If for any reason you have not received your pack, please contact your nearest library who will be happy to help.
  • The Bookbug Explorer pack is gifted to three year olds by nurseries and family centres, usually at induction.
  • The Bookbug P1 Family pack is gifted to all primary one children at gifting sessions delivered in libraries, or in schools with the support of library staff.
  • Gaelic Bookbug packs are available on request by contacting your health visitor or your local library.

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