Read all about Aberdeen’s Bookbug Week events

Aberdeen City Libraries have kicked-off a series of Bookbug sessions as part of Bookbug Week (Monday 14 May – Sunday 20 May 2017).

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

Bookbug’s Friends is this year’s fun and playful theme, which aims to inspire children and adults alike to make friends with their local library and to share stories songs and rhymes together

The first session took place at Kincorth Library this afternoon (May 14) and the following fun story, song and rhyme activities for children will be taking place in Aberdeen across Bookbug Week:

  • Bookbug session – Central Children’s Library

Tuesday 15 May – 10.30-11am – booking required

  • Bookbug session – Bridge of Don Library

Thursday 17 May – 10.30-11am –booking required

  • Bookbug session –Kaimhill Library

Thursday 17 May – 2.15-2.45pm – no booking required

In addition Aberdeen City Libraries will hold two special events:

  • Family Storytelling Workshop - Mastrick Library

Wednesday 16 May 3.45-4.45pm - booking required

Led by Greenaway Medal nominated author and illustrator Morag Hood this will be an interactive session suitable for children aged 3-7 and their parents/carers

  • Family Laughter workshop – Central Children’s Library

Saturday 19 May – 10.30-11.30am – suitable for families with children aged up to 12-years-old – booking required

Cllr John Wheeler, Convener of Aberdeen City Council’s Education Operational Delivery Committee, 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 Friends will promote the positive impact on families of sharing stories and laughter and spending time together.”

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.