Bookbug and Early learning

Bookbug sessions are FREE

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Bookbug sessions are FREE



Barrhead Foundry Wednesday 10.30am
Barrhead Foundry Friday 10.30am Third Friday of the month session is bilingual Gaelic. Next sessions are: Fri 17 May & Fri 21 June
Barrhead Foundry Saturday 10.30am
Busby Friday 9.30am
Clarkston Tuesday 10.30am
Clarkston Wednesday 2.15pm First Wednesday of the month session is bilingual Gaelic, Next sessions are: Wed 5 June & Wed 3 July
Clarkston Saturday 10.30am
Eaglesham (Montgomerie Hall) Tuesday 9.15am
Giffnock Wednesday 2.15pm
Giffnock Friday 10.30am
Giffnock Saturday 10.30am
Mearns Monday 2pm
Mearns Wednesday 2pm
Mearns Thursday 10.30am
Mearns Saturday 10.30am
Neilston Wednesday 9.30am
Netherlee (Fortnightly) Thursday 9.15am
Thornliebank Wednesday 9.30am Every Tuesday 10.15am full Gaelic session
Further information on our Bookbug sessions:
  • Sessions are suitable for 0-5 years
    All sessions last 30 minutes
  • 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
    Please note that ALL Saturday sessions are drop-in’s – you do not need to book in advance for any sessions on a Saturdays

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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