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It's never too soon to introduce books and reading to babies and children!

Bookbug is Scottish Book Trust’s national Early Years programme. As a national charity, Scottish Book Trust delivers the Bookbug programme locally by working in partnership with local library services, education services and third sector organisations. 

Although it is not essential to book, we strongly recommend reserving your space so you can be guaranteed to join in!

Bookbug Sessions

Milngavie Library - 10am

Bishopbriggs Library - 10am 

Westerton Library - 2pm

Milngavie Library - 2pm

Bishopbriggs Library - 2pm

Auchinairn Community Centre - 9.30am

Lennoxtown Library - 10.15am

Kilmardinny House – 12.30pm

William Patrick Library - 12.30pm

Westerton Library - 10am

Hillhead Community Centre – 10am

Craighead Library - 2pm

William Patrick Library - 2pm

Click the ‘Book Now’ button to check for upcoming Saturday and evening sessions.

Benefits of Bookbug

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Bookbug sessions are free, friendly, fun events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and has been designed to be fun while also supporting childhood development. They take place in a relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one, share stories and songs and meet other families.

Bookbug sessions have now resumed at many of our libraries. Bookings must be made in advance through Eventbrite. If your desired session is full please add your name onto the waitlist to help us plan future sessions.

What do Parents and Carers think?

"It's such a fantastic resource for the wee one's development and also socially for parents.”

"Bookbug classes have been amazing, they have helped me get out of the house more with my baby and he really enjoys the class."

"Bookbugs have been great for the kids to come and listen and socialise with others."

All children in Scotland receive four free Bookbug Bags, full of stories and resources to help them develop language skills and give them a head start in life.

  • Before your child is six months old, they will receive a Bookbug Baby Bag from their health visitor.
  • When your child is between 12-18 months old, they will receive a Bookbug Toddler Bag from their health visitor.
  • When your child is 3, they will receive a Bookbug Explorer Bag from their nursery.
  • When your child is in P1, they will receive a Bookbug Family Bag from their school during Book Week Scotland.

We also keep a stock of Bookbug Baby, Toddler and Explorer Bags at the libraries, so if you have missed out please talk to a staff member or contact the Children & Families Team on 0141 777 3036 or via email to libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Gaelic Bookbug Bags are available in all libraries for anyone with an interest in learning or speaking Gaelic with their child. We also have a selection of Additional Support Needs books that can supplement your Bookbug Bags - just get in touch for more information.

Did you know your baby can join the library from birth? Encourage your babies, toddlers and children to develop a love of books and libraries by joining Bookbug’s Library Challenge.

To get started, request a membership form for your child (if they are not a member already!) and ask to register for Bookbug’s Library Challenge.

Each time you borrow books from the library your child will be given a certificate with an artwork by one of our favourite children's illustrators. There are lots of different certificates to collect, so why not sign up the next time you visit the library!

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