Councillor lends support to the work of Bookbug

Fraserburgh Library.
Fraserburgh Library.

Fraserburgh and district councillor Charles Buchan has voiced his support of encouraging children to read ahead of a Bookbug session in Fraserburgh.

The Bookbug recently took to the road in a mobile library to explore the rural corners of Aberdeenshire this month to inspire young children to learn about reading.

The trip is ahead of a Bookbug Week which is scheduled to end on Sunday, May 26, with Bookbug sessions taking place in Kintore and Inverurie today (May 23) at 2pm and 10:30am, respectively.

Sessions will then be held on Friday, May 24, at Banchory (10am) and Portlethen (11:45am) before the Bookbug visits Fraserburgh Library at 10:30am.

Voicing his support of early reading, Councillor Buchan said: “I wholly support this story-telling initiative with the Library Service,” adding: “Research as 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.”

Bookbug sessions are typically for children ages between 0-4-years-old and last around half-an-hour.

Children must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Further information on Bookbug sessions can be found at Aberdeenshire Council’s website: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/young_people/bookbug.asp.