Read all about Aberdeen’s Bookbug Week events

Aberdeen City Libraries will hold a series of Bookbug sessions as part of Bookbug Week (Monday 15 May – Sunday 21 May 2017).

The seventh annual Bookbug Week offers hundreds of free story, song and rhyme events for babies and toddlers across Scotland.

Bookbug’s Big Giggle is this year’s fun and playful theme, which aims to inspire children and adults alike to feel good by sharing songs and rhymes. 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.

The following fun story, song and rhyme activities for children will be taking place in Aberdeen across Bookbug Week:

Bookbug session – Kincorth Library

Monday 15 May – 2.15pm-2.45pm – no booking required

Bookbug session – Central Children’s Library

Tuesday 16 May – 10.30am-11am – booking required

Bookbug session and massage session – Mastrick Library

Wednesday 17 May – 2pm-2.45pm – booking required

Bookbug session – Bridge of Don Library

Thursday 18 May – 10.30am-11am – no booking required

Bookbug session – Kaimhill Library

Thursday 18 May – 2.15pm-2.45pm – no booking required

Bookbug session – Bon Accord Shopping Centre

Friday 19 May – 10am-10.30am – no booking required

Family Laughter workshop – Tillydrone Library

Saturday 20 May – 10.30am-12noon – suitable for families with children aged 0-12 years-old – booking required

Margaret Hill, Early Years librarian, Aberdeen City Libraries, Aberdeen City Council, said: “By delivering Bookbug in the city libraries we want to encourage a lifelong love of reading. The Bookbug sessions aim to encourage parents to share stories, songs and rhymes with their child and this year’s theme Bookbug’s Big Giggle will promote the positive impact on health and wellbeing on sharing laughter.”

Parents can find details of all the events taking place in Aberdeen by visiting www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/library or by asking staff at their local library. Further information is also available from Margaret Hill, Early Years librarian, by telephone on 01224 652557 or by email at marghill@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Aberdeen City Libraries works with partners in health and education to deliver the Bookbug programme in Aberdeen.