Scottish Book Trust


Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. 

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book, they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

The sessions are widely available throughout Scotland and are generally held in libraries or other community venues. Going along to a session is a great way to meet other mums, dads, carers and children in your local area.  

They also have lots of benefits for your child, such as building up their confidence and social skills, and will give their speech and language development a real boost!

For more information or to find out where your nearest Bookbug Session is taking place, please click on the name of your local authority on the Bookbug Sessions Information page, or ask at your local library. We look forward to seeing you there!


Sharing stories, songs and rhymes with your child has many wonderful benefits. Its lots of fun and just a few minutes a day will:

  • Develop your child’s language skills
  • Give you time to cuddle and help you bond with your child
  • Help you and your child feel more relaxed
  • Boost your child’s confidence
  • Encourage your child to draw and write
  • Give your child a head start in life