Hold an Event for Bookbug Week 2018

Bookbug's Friends

Bookbug Week 2018 will take place between 14-20 May and will celebrate ‘Bookbug's Friends’.

This fun and open theme will welcome children and adults alike at Bookbug Sessions, celebrate that Bookbug is for all and encourage everyone to enjoy the fun of sharing songs and rhymes together. We're encouraging everyone to take part in singing, rhyming and sharing stories together over the whole week, and inviting all families to take part, whether at their local Bookbug Session or at home with friends or online! A whole host of fun story, song and rhyme activities for children will be taking place in local libraries and community venues and you can advertise your activities on our events search

We hope that this year will be bigger and better than ever before and we look forward to hearing how families will be celebrating Bookbug Week in your area. 

Marketing Materials

Marketing Materials including posters, flyers, stickers and a sheet of paper finger puppets by Jon Bishop will be delivered into your local authority by mid-April at the very latest. We will have a limited supply of extra materials; if you require any more to help promote your events, please contact Beth at beth.crozier@scottishbooktrust.com.

Leading a Bookbug Session or other activity?

If you're looking for inspiration try our themed Bookbug Session templates with ideas for songs, rhymes and books for your special Friends themed session. We've also put together an Intergenerational Bookbug Session template with links to the friendship theme too. Have a look at our book lists to help you with ideas - we've got 21 books that celebrate friendship for 3-7s, books about friendship for 0-2s, stories about welcoming refugees, stories that celebrate inclusivity and tales about animal friends. If you'd like to take part but aren't sure where to start, here are some easy, free or low cost activity ideas you can do in your library or early years setting.

Share details of your events

This year families will again be able to search for events happening near them on our website. Please download and complete this spreadsheet to submit details of all the events you are holding to celebrate Bookbug Week. When you have completed your spreadsheet, please send it to beth.crozier@scottishbooktrust.com


We will also be requesting statistics for your Bookbug Week events from your area, so please remember to keep a note of how many events happened over the week, and how many children attended as well as the number of adults.  We will request these figures from you at the beginning of June. 

Press Release

Scottish Book Trust’s press team will be contacting local press to try and raise awareness about Bookbug Week. If you would rather they did not contact local press in your area, please let us know. Please email keara.donnachie@scottishbooktrust.com if you require any assistance with press.

If you have any questions about Bookbug Week, please do not hesitate to contact beth.crozier@scottishbooktrust.com or call 0131 558 8853.   

Bookbug illustration by Debi Gliori, all other illustrations by Jon Bishop