Welcome to Bookbug


Bookbug is Scotland's Early Years Book Gifting Programme delivered in partnership by Scottish Book Trust, local authorities and health trusts.

Bookbug encourages parents and carers to share books with their children from as early an age as possible to inspire a love of books and reading in every child.

There are 4 fantastic free packs of books for young children in Dundee.

  • Bookbug Baby Bag for 6–16 weeks old (given out by Health Visitors)
  • Bookbug Toddler Bag for toddlers (given out by Health Visitors at baby's 1 year check-up)
  • Bookbug Pirate Bag for 3 year olds (given out in nurseries and libraries)
  • Bookbug Pack for Primary 1 children (given out in schools during the autumn term)

Libraries, health staff, early years partners and nurseries in Dundee work together to try to make sure that all families receive their packs. If by any chance you missed getting a Bookbug pack, then pop into your local library to collect one.

Bookbug sessions are held in libraries and last for about 20 minutes. It is a great way for babies, parents and carers to enjoy familiar and new rhymes and stories in an informal setting. Rhymes are often repeated as children enjoy repetition and it helps to build confidence. Sharing books, stories, songs and rhymes builds vocabulary and the language and listening skills which are essential for your child's development. It is a good opportunity to meet other parents and is a fun time for everyone!

Bookbug sessions may not be running during school holidays. Please contact your local library for more information.

Library Day Session Time
Alternate Fridays Baby and Toddler 10.15am to 11.00am
Wednesdays Baby 11.15am to 11.45am
Wednesdays Toddler 2.30pm to 3.00pm
Tuesdays Birth - 2 10.30am to 11.30am
Broughty Ferry Tuesdays Birth - 2 2.15pm to 3.15pm
Mondays Birth - 5 2.00pm to 2.30pm
Mondays Toddler 11.00am to 11.30am
Fridays Baby and Toddler 10.30am
Tuesdays Birth - 4 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Douglas Tuesdays Baby and Toddler 10.15am to 11.15pm
Wednesdays Baby and Toddler 2.15pm to 3.00pm
Fridays Toddler 10.00am to 10.45am
Lochee Mondays Toddler 10.00am to 10.45am
Lochee Fridays Baby 11.00am to 11.45am
Tuesdays Baby, Birth to Two 2.15pm to 3.00pm