Bookbug gifts book bags to every child in Scotland. We also run free song & rhymes sessions across the country.
Sharing stories, songs and rhymes with your child has many wonderful benefits. It's lots of fun and just a few minutes a day will:
- Develop your child’s language skills
- Give you time to cuddle and help you bond with your child
- Help you and your child feel more relaxed
- Boost your child’s confidence
- Encourage your child to draw and write
- Give your child a head start in life
How to get the most from Bookbug
Collect your free bags of books
Bookbug gives your child four free bags of books from birth to Primary 1. You don’t have to sign up or register to receive your bags. Gaelic bags are also available.
Find out how to get your bag.
Come along to free Bookbug Sessions
Join in fun sessions of stories, songs and rhymes at your local library.
Find out where your nearest session is.
Sign up for Bookbug’s Library Challenge
Join your local library and ask your librarian about Bookbug’s Library Challenge. Libraries have a range of great books you can borrow for free and your baby or toddler is never too young to join!
Find out more about Bookbug’s Library Challenge.
Get in touch
The Bookbug team would love to hear from you! If you have any comments or questions about Bookbug, get in touch:
Telephone: 0131 524 0179
We’re very honoured that Julia Donaldson is Bookbug’s patron. Julia is the author of over 100 picture books, including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. You can find out more about Julia on her website.
We would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their support of the Bookbug programme: