Broch councillor attends Bookbug event at library

Councillor Charles Buchan attended the event to lend his support to the initiative.
Councillor Charles Buchan attended the event to lend his support to the initiative.

Fraserburgh and district councillor Charles Buchan attended last weekend’s Bookbug event at Fraserburgh Library to lend his support.

The councillor had last week voiced his support of the reading initiative which encourages children aged 0-4 years to begin reading with sing and read-a-longs.

Last week, the councillor had told The Fraserburgh Herald of the Bookbug events: “I wholly support this story-telling initiative with the Library Service.

“Research has shown that babies and children who are read to by their parents from early years, and are encouraged to participate, develop quicker and do better at school.”

Last weekend’s Bookbug event at Fraserburgh Library was attended by around 10 children who participated in interactive storytelling and singing.

Working through locally-based organisations, free packs of books are gifted to all children in Aberdeenshire at around six weeks, 18 months, three years and in primary one, along with guidance materials for parents and carers. Parents wishing to receive a pack should speak to their Health Visitor or contact their local library.

A Bookbug website featuring further information about the free packs and the work of the Bookbug programme is available at www.scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug.

The next Bookbug session to be held in Fraserburgh will take place on Saturday, June 8. The half-hour event, which is free, will begin at 10:30am.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.