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Bookbug in North Lanarkshire is led by the Libraries and Information section of Learning and Leisure Services. By promoting a lifelong love of books and reading Bookbug in North Lanarkshire aspires to help raise literacy levels and numeracy skills amongst children, encourage children to share stories and books and help families become more involved in supporting and developing children’s learning.


Bookbug Pack Gifting

The successful delivery of all three Bookbug packs is achieved through a strong network compromising NHS Lanarkshire’s Public Health teams and Local Authority and Independent nurseries.   

The Bookbug Baby pack is gifted to parents by a member of the Public Health Team at your local Health Centre.

The Bookbug Toddler pack is gifted by a member of the Public Health Team at your local Health Centre.

The Bookbug Pirate Pack is gifted at the age of 3 by early years settings.


Bookbug’s Library Challenge

Bookbug’s Library Challenge is a library membership incentive for children under five which aims to encourage parents and carers to bring their children to their local library.   It is offered in all North Lanarkshire libraries and runs continuously throughout the year, with illustrated certificates and a free book being awarded to children after a certain number of visits.


Bookbug Sessions

There are lots of Bookbug Sessions held in North Lanarkshire libraries every week. They are free, fun sessions combining books, rhymes, songs and movement, for children aged birth to three and their parents or carers. An extension of the Bookbug programme, they highlight the Bookbug message by encouraging parents and carers to share stories and songs with babies from a very young age, in a fun exciting way.

Click here  for more information about Bookbug Sessions in North Lanarkshire.



For accessibility information, please contact your local Bookbug Coordinator or see your local authority website.


Bookbug Co-ordinator

Gillian Hunt


Tel: 01698 346 773


Marion Kunderan


Tel:  01236 856279


Click here for more information about Bookbug on North Lanarkshire Council's website.