Bookbug Week 2017

Bookbug's Big Giggle

Bookbug Week 2017 will take place between 15-21 May and will celebrate ‘Bookbug's Big Giggle’.

This fun and playful theme will inspire children and adults alike to feel good by sharing songs and rhymes. We're reminding families that having a giggle, and being a bit silly, is really important for promoting positive mental health in babies, children...and their parents and carers too! 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 funny tiger face mask by Kasia Matyjaszek 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

Further marketing materials, including the PR and Social Media toolkit and useful templates can be found here or in the links at the bottom of this page. 

Leading a Bookbug Session or other activity?

If you're looking for inspiration try this Bookbug's Big Giggle Session template with ideas for songs, rhymes and books for your special themed session. We've also got some book lists to help you with some ideas: Get the Giggles (0-2), Feeling Happy (0-2)12 Funny Books (3-7), 17 Rib-tickling ReadsMonkeys and Bananas and Bottoms and Pants. If you'd like to take part but aren't sure where to start, we've got some ideas for easy activities 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


We will also be requesting statistics for your Bookbug Week events, 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. Here is a local press release template you can use to help local Bookbug programmes to get press coverage for their events during Bookbug Week. You may need to liaise with your local council press office about the best time to send this out, and who to send it to. However, if you plan to manage the press coverage by yourself, please don’t hesitate to email if you require any assistance with press. 

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