Stirling Council appointed a dedicated part-time co-ordinator to manage the Bookbug programme in February 2010. The co-ordinator’s role is job-shared by staff from the Young People’s Section of the Library Service.
The co-ordinator liaises with Education who provide the administration time to run the logistics of the programme and work in partnership with Health Visitors and Early Years staff who hand out the free Bookbug Baby and Toddler Packs and Bookbug Pirate Packs.
We are enthusiastic about offering Bookbug Sessions within our library service and actively promote Bookbug’s Library Challenge throughout the Stirling area.
Bookbug Pack Gifting
The Bookbug Baby Pack is gifted to parents by health visitors.
The Bookbug Toddler Pack is gifted to parents by health visitors.
The Bookbug Pirate Pack is gifted to three year olds in their early years setting.
If you have not received your Bookbug pack please ask at your local library.
Bookbug’s Library Challenge
Bookbug’s Library Challenge runs in every Stirling Council Library and Mobile Library (except Raploch Express). Parents and carers are encouraged to register their babies and toddlers as members of their local library. Each child aged from birth to 4 years old receives a collector’s card, this is stamped every time a book is borrowed. A beautiful certificate is issued when the card is full after four stamps. With five certificates to collect it is an incentive for children to become frequent visitors to their local library.
Bookbug Sessions are currently held in eleven of our libraries. These fun, free sessions offer parents and carers the opportunity to share rhymes, songs and stories with their babies and toddlers.
The Bookbug Sessions are run in the following libraries:
|Library||Telephone Number||Email address|
|Bannockburn Library||01786 email@example.com|
|Bridge of Allan Library||01786 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cambusbarron Library||01786 email@example.com|
|Callander Library||01877 331544|
|Central Library||01786 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Doune Library||01786 email@example.com|
|Dunblane Library||01786 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fallin Library||01786 email@example.com|
|Plean Library||01786 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St Ninians Library||01786 email@example.com|
|Strathblane Library||01360 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Bookbug Sessions run during term time only apart from Cambusbarron Library.
For times and dates of Bookbug sessions please see the Stirling Council's events page.
For accessibility information, please contact your local Bookbug Coordinator or see your local authority website.
Margaret Rennie- Senior Library Assistant
Telephone: 01786 237 544
Vivien Gillies- Senior Library Assistant
Telephone: 01786 237 544
For more information about Bookbug in Stirling visit www.stirling.gov.uk/libraries