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
Central Library Monday Toddlers 11.00am
Thursday Under 1’s 11.00am
Ardler Monday Baby & Toddler 11.00am
Arthurstone Tuesday Baby & Toddler 10.00am
Blackness Wednesday Baby 11.00am
Wednesday Baby & Toddler 2.30pm
Friday Baby & Toddler 2.30pm
Broughty Ferry Tuesday Under 2’s 10.30am & 2.15pm
Coldside Tuesday Baby & Toddler 11.00am
Douglas Monday Baby & Toddler 10.15am
Fintry Tuesday Baby & Toddler 2.15pm
Hub Friday Under 5's 10.00am
Kirkton Tuesday Baby & Toddler 11.00am
Lochee Monday Toddler 10.00am
Thursday Baby & Toddler 10.00am
Friday Baby 10.00am
Menzieshill Monday Baby/Toddler* 11.00am
Whitfield Monday Baby & Toddler 2.15pm

* Baby and Toddler sessions run on alternative weeks.

** All dates are correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

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