Scottish Book Trust's Early Years programme We can’t believe it’s the end of term! Bookbug and the team have had a very busy term running 42 Bookbug sessions, 3 intergenerational sessions, 3 Homestart sessions and a total of 222 Bookbug explorer bags have been gifted to the 3-years olds through their nurseries since April! A few dates for your diaries - the first sessions back after the holidays will be 21st August in Deerness with Kath, Wednesday 23rd August in Kirkwall Library with Tracy and Monica, and Friday 24th August in Stromness with Sally. Thank you to everyone who attends the Bookbug sessions - the Bookbug team hope you all have a lovely summer and we’re looking forward to seeing you all after the holidays. Bookbug Sessions are fully inclusive and open to all families, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.  The Aims of Bookbug are: To provide free resources to help parents to share books with babies To ensure that all children have free and regular access to a wide range of books which are suitable for their age To promote a love of books and reading from an early age which will last throughout life Find out more about Bookbug at the Scottish Book Trust website How Bookbug works in Orkney Orkney Library & Archive supplies local Health Visitors with Bookbug bags which are given out to babies and children at different stages. The Bookbug Baby Bag is gifted by your health visitor in your baby's first year. The Bookbug Toddler Bag is gifted by your health visitor when your toddler is aged 1 to 2 years. The Bookbug Explorer Bag is given out at nursery when your child is aged 3 years. All P1 children will receive the P1 Family Bag during Book Week Scotland in November each year. The Bookbug Library Challenge is a free and fun way to encourage children from birth to discover and enjoy their local library. The challenge runs in libraries across Scotland and your child will have the chance to collect beautifully illustrated certificates. If you have any queries relating to the Bookbug programme in Orkney please contact the Bookbug Co-ordinator at elaine.tennant@orkney.gov.uk. Bookbug sessions Regular Bookbug Sessions are held during term-time in Deerness, Harray, Kirkwall & Stromness.
44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG
Tel: 01856 873166
The Bookbug photographed in Birsay The Bookbug photographed in Stenness