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Bookbug - ALL Bookbug sessions are cancelled until further notice.

Bookbug and baby

Bookbug is the government's book gifting programme for the under fives.Shetland Library, in partnership with NHS Shetland, provides four stages of packs to encourage a love of books and reading.

Bookbug - Scottish Book Trust web page

  • Packs 1 and 2 can be collected from your Health Visitor at 7 week and 18 month checks, or from the Library.
  • Pack 3 is gifted to children in their early years setting for every 3 year old.
  • Pack 4 is gifted to every primary one pupil each November.

Due to the current closure of libraries and schools, there will be no more live Bookbug sessions until further notice.

We are, however, doing our best to keep everyone updated with what’s available on-line, and will aim to keep you informed of upcoming storytimes and other on-line events.



Why not have your own Bookbug session at home with your little ones?

Scottish Booktrust have put together an on-line session using songs from the Bookbug App and a book from the Bookbug pack.

A new session will be posted each Monday.

Please follow the link here.




Download our special Shetland 10 things to do before you're 3 placemat

Sign up to the Bookbug Email Alert system at to find out when your baby, toddler or three year old will receive their free Bookbug pack of books.


For further information on Bookbug please contact Morag Nicolson, Young People's Services Librarian on 01595 743864.



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