Bookbug is a national programme that encourages parents to enjoy books with their children from an early age. It aims to foster a love of books through story and song. You can watch our Bookbug video below.
It is never too early to start sharing a book with your child and children who are introduced early benefit educationally, culturally, socially and emotionally.
Your child is entitled to three free Bookbug packs at different ages:
Bookbug Baby packs are given to you by your health visitor at 6-16 weeks
Bookbug Toddler packs are given to you by your health visitor at your child's 12/13 month immunisation. Bookbug Pirate packs are given to three year olds when they start nursery. If your child has not received their pack, you can collect one at your local library.
How to Book
- Select the Bookbug session your child wishes to attend from the table below.
- Telephone the library to book a place. Alternatively, you can visit the library and book at Reception.
Bookbug sessions are open to children aged 0-3 years. The Bookbug Reading Challenge also runs for children 0-5 yrs throughout the school summer holidays.
|Library (click the link for contact details)||Bookbug session information|
|Biggar Library||Tuesdays from 9.30am - 10.00am (term-time only).|
|Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Library||Mondays from 10.00am - 10.30am.|
|Blantyre Library||Thursdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Also Saturdays 11.00am - 11.30am fortnightly.|
|Bothwell Library||Mondays from 2.15pm - 2.45pm.|
|Burnbank Library||Fridays from 2.15pm - 2.45pm.|
|Calderwood Library||Thursdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Cambuslang Library||Tuesdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Thursdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Fridays from 10.30am - 11.00am.|
|Saturdays from 11.00am - 11.30am monthly (contact library for details of next session).|
|Carluke Library||Mondays from 11.30am - 12.00noon.|
|Mondays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm (term-time only).|
|Cathkin Library||Mondays from 10.00am - 10.30am.|
|Fridays from 10.00am - 10.30am.|
|Saturdays from 10.30am – 11.00am monthly (contact library for details of next session).|
|East Kilbride Central Library||Tuesdays from 10am - 10.30am.|
|Tuesdays from 11.30am - 12noon.|
|Saturdays 11.00am fortnightly.|
|Fairhill Library||Thursdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Forth Library||Wednesdays from 10.00am - 10.30am (term-time only).|
|Greenhills Library||Mondays from 10.30am – 11.00am.|
|Fridays from 12.15pm – 12.45pm.|
|Fridays from 1.30pm - 2.00pm.|
|Halfway Library||Mondays from 2.00pm – 2.30pm.|
|Fridays from 2.15pm – 2.45pm.|
|Hamilton Townhouse Library||Tuesdays at 10.00am and 1.30pm
|Thursdays at 10.00am.|
|Saturdays at 11.00am.|
|Hillhouse Library||Tuesdays at 2.00pm-2.30pm.|
|Lanark Library||Mondays 10.00am-10.30am.|
|Mondays 11.00am - 11.30am.|
|Thursdays 2.00pm - 2.30pm (term-time only).|
|Larkhall Library||Tuesdays from 1.30pm - 2.00pm.|
|Lesmahagow Library||Thursdays from 2.00pm – 2.30pm (term-time only).|
|Rutherglen Library||Tuesdays 10.30am - 11.00am.|
|Thursdays 10.30am - 11.00am.|
|Thursdays 1.30pm - 2.00pm.|
|Saturdays 11.30am - 12noon.|
|St Leonards Library||Tuesdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Stonehouse Library||Thursdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Strathaven Library||Mondays 10.00am – 10.30am.|
|Fridays from 1.30pm – 2.00pm.|
|Uddingston Library||Tuesdays from 2.00pm - 2.30pm.|
|Thursdays 10.00am - 10.30am.|
|Whitehill Library||Fridays from 11.00am - 11.30am.|
See the Bookbug on SL Youtube.