Bookbug visits kids in the shire

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Bookbug took to the road in a mobile library to explore Aberdeenshire and inspire young children to read books recently.

The event is part of a range of activities Aberdeenshire Council’s library service has organised in the lead up to Bookbug Week from May 20 to May 26.

Bookbug is the early years programme from the Scottish Book Trust and encourages parents and children to read together from birth.

Tarland School was the first stop on May 3 where pupils from the nursery and playgroup took part in craft, storytelling and bug hunting sessions. Bookbug then moved on to Torphins Playgroup and Sunshine Nursery, also in Torphins.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Isobel Davidson said: “The tour on the mobile library offered children in rural playgroups the opportunity to take part in Bookbug activities where they might not normally have the opportunity to partake in regular library access.

“What a surprise for the youngsters to see Bookbug emerge from the mobile library with stories to tell and imaginative projects to take part in too. I am sure it will spark their interest in books and inspire them to read more often.”

Bookbug Week takes place from May 20 to May 26 with storytelling sessions and more at libraries across Aberdeenshire.

Bookbug arrives at Fraserburgh Library on Saturday, May 25 from 10.30am to 11am.

For more information about Bookbug visit: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/young_people/bookbug.asp