Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers 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, they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity for parents to spend some quality time with their little one.
The Bookbug Sessions are widely available throughout Scotland and are generally held in libraries or other community venues such as shopping centres and early years settings. To find out where your nearest Bookbug Session is taking place, please click on the name of your local authority on the Bookbug Sessions Information page, or ask at your local library.
The Bookbug Sessions have lots of benefits for children, such as building up their confidence and social skills and giving their speech and language development a real boost. They encompass play, learning and the development of social relationships and help to foster emotional and physical wellbeing.
Songs and rhymes mp3 files
We have a great selection of songs and rhymes that you can download and listen to from our website. You may want to include these in your next Bookbug session.
Become a Bookbug Session Leader:
Scottish Book Trust's Early Years Programme runs training course for those who are interested in becoming Bookbug Sessions Leaders. Visit our training page for more information.
The Book Box Song
Julia Donaldson has very kindly written a brand new song for all Bookbug Session leaders. We hope that this will be included in Bookbug Sessions in libraries to encourage children and families to borrow more books. We think it's great. Thanks, Julia!