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Bookbug in Western Isles is managed by the library service from its headquarters in Stornoway. There are no dedicated Bookbug posts, so all Bookbug activities and events are coordinated by the two staff members of the library’s Youth Services Team, Kathleen and Marsali. 


Bookbug Pack Gifting

The Bookbug Baby pack is gifted by health visitors.

The Bookbug Toddler pack is gifted by health visitors.

The Bookbug Pirate packs are gifted by all croileagans (playgroups) in the Western Isles in liaison with the Early Years Partnership, who also keep a small stock of the Bookbug Baby and Bookbug Toddler packs to give to childminders throughout the Western Isles.

A small stock of the Bookbug packs are also held at each of the six community libraries in the Western Isles - Shawbost, Tarbert, Lionacleit, Daliburgh and Castlebay – as well as the three mobile libraries, to ensure that no child misses out on receiving their packs. 

The gifting would not be able to take place without the continued support of the Health Visitors of the Western Isles Health Board and the Early Years Partnership. 


Bookbug’s Library Challenge

All libraries, including the three mobile libraries, run the free Bookbug’s Library Challenge for children aged birth to four, and enjoy encouraging new readers to take part and receive their gorgeous certificates. Join your child up to their local library today, and start the Challenge!


Bookbug Sessions

Bookbug Sessions have proved to be very popular at Stornoway Library where they have been running since October 2008. A regular group of children and parents turn up to the library to sing, and listen to stories, and new people join in every time. Bookbug sessions have also been held at mother and toddler groups around Stornoway and Shawbost Library has enjoyed a fun session as well. Click here to see more information on Bookbug Sessions in the Western Isles.



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


Bookbug Co-ordinatorWestern Isles Coordinators

Kathleen Milne

Team Leader: Youth Library Service

Email: kathleen.milne@cne-siar.gov.uk

Telephone: 01851 822744


Marsali Macleod- Library Assistant (Youth Library Service)

Email: marsali.macleod@cne-siar.gov.uk

Telephone: 01851 822744


Please click here for more information about Bookbug in the Western Isles.