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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 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.

News: Find out about our Bookbug Extra funding bid to Shetland Community Choices.

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


Bookbug now has sessions for Babies (simple songs, rhymes and stories) and Toddlers (active songs and rhymes, a longer story plus lycra games).

Please choose the session which you feel would best suit you and your child.


Toddler Sessions in Lerwick

Wednesday 17 May 2017 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm
Wednesday 14 June 2017 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm
Wednesday 23 August 2017 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm
Wednesday 27 September 2017 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm

Baby Sessions in Lerwick

Friday 19 May 2017

(in the Museum auditorium - a special BIG Bookbug session)


10.30 am - 11.15 am

Friday 16 June 2017 10.30 am - 11.15 am
Friday 25 August 2017 10.30 am - 11.15 am
Friday 29 September 2017 10.30 am - 11.15 am



Bookbug Session in Baltasound Junior High School

Every Tuesday during term time at 11.30am  



Bookbug Session in Burravoe Primary School

Friday 28 April 2017 at 10.00 am - 10.45 am  

Bookbug Session in Mid Yell Junior High School

Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm  


Bookbug Session in Sandwick School Library

Wednesday 3 May at 9.00 am and 1.30 pm  

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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