10 Brilliant Events for Bookbug Week 2017

Bookbug Week is just around the corner (15-21 May). To help celebrate Bookbug’s Big Giggle, there are lots of song, story and rhyme events happening across Scotland. You can find out what’s happening in your area by using our event search, but in the meantime, here are just a few of the fantastic free events taking place:


Claude the Dog
1. Authors Live with Alex T Smith, 17 May

On Wednesday 17 May, best-selling children’s author Alex T Smith will be taking part in a very special event for little ones. Sign up to watch live or watch on demand with your little ones to see how Alex draws Claude, the mischievous little dog who’s the star of his hilarious books.


2. Bookbug’s Big Giggle Event – Callendar House, Falkirk, 17 May

A special day of fun, games and giggles at Callendar House, with bubble displays, story-telling, laughter yoga, music, buggy walks and drawing with Bookbug Week illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek!


3. Bookbug’s Big Giggle Event – Dunfermline Carnegie Library, Fife, 19 May

Celebrate the reopening of the Carnegie Library with a day of fun – Bookbug Sessions, games, under the sea baby sensory room, arts and crafts, Gaelic fun and games and drawing with Kasia Matyjaszek!


4. Family Laughter Workshop – Aberdeen, 20 May

Belly laughs are guaranteed at this fun family workshop that’s great for older siblings too. The perfect way to get the weekend off to a fun start! (booking required).

Small boy giggling

 5. Bookbug’s Gigglethon – Paisley, 15 May

Join in a non-stop Bookbug Session! Running from 9.30am to 4.30pm, drop in at any time during the day for giggles, fun songs, rhymes and stories – this could be a record breaker!


 6. Bookbug’s Big Giggle with Home-Start - Edinburgh, 16-18 May

Home-start Edinburgh West and South West have teamed up with Bookbug to bring you a series of free workshops for Bookbug Week – find one near you and get creative sharing stories as a family!


7. Bookbug Session – Stranraer Library, Dumfries & Galloway, 17 May

Celebrate Bookbug Week at a special Bookbug Session on Wednesday 17 May. Get ready for plenty of laughs with songs, rhymes, and stories!


8. Finger Painting Fun – Helmsdale Library, Highland, 21 May

Get creative this Bookbug Week. Come along and be part of Bookbug’s Big Mr Men & Little Miss finger painting mural – hear the stories then make your mark!


9. Big Giggle in the Park – Lewisvale Park, East Lothian, 20 May

Little ones love to be outdoors! Why not head over to Lewisvale Park Bandstand for fun and giggles in the park? Don't forget something comfy for you and little ones to sit on!


Tracy and Gavin meets Bookbug
10. Bookbug at the Gallery of Modern Art - Glasgow, 20 May

Come along for an afternoon of stories, songs and Bounce and Rhyme and a chance to meet Bookbug!


Don’t worry if you can’t make it to a special Bookbug event – there are plenty of ways that you and your little ones can join in at home. The most important thing is that everyone has fun celebrating Bookbug’s Big Giggle!