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About Bookbug

Bookbug is Scotland's universal early years book gifting programme which supports families to read, sing, and play with their little ones from birth to give them the best start in life.


What is Bookbug?

The Bookbug programme gifts free bags of books and resources to all children at different stages from birth to Primary 1. Gaelic Bookbug bags are also available and we have a selection of tactile books for families and children who need additional support.

Bookbug Bags are supported by free Bookbug Sessions, where families can enjoy sharing stories, songs and rhymes with their little ones. Bookbug Sessions take place in libraries and community venues across Scotland.

For people working or volunteering in the early years, we provide a range of funded training opportunities including training to deliver our targeted family support, Bookbug for the Home.

What are the benefits?

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Keep in touch

Sign up for news from Bookbug with our newsletters(this link will open in a new window) for families or early years professionals.

You can reach us by email on bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window), by phone on 0131 524 0179 or follow us on social media:

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Our funders and partners

Bookbug is funded by the Scottish Government's Improving Health and Wellbeing Division and Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative. Bookbug also works in partnership with: