Bookbug Sessions

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Catch the reading bug at your library!

Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. The sessions take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one. They also have lots of benefits for your child, such as building up their confidence and social skills, and will give their speech and language development a real boost!

Bookbug’s Reading Challenge

Pick up a Bookbug Library Challenge collector card from your local library. Collect a stamp every time you borrow books on your baby or toddler’s library card and after 4 visits you can collect a free colourful certificate.  Each certificate is designed by a children’s book illustrator and will build into a lovely memento of your child’s exploration of books.  Keep visiting the library to collect them all!

Bookbug Sessions January to March 2017

These sessions are free and there is usually no need to book, unless indicated bel0w.

Sessions times, dates and locations are also available to view on our online calendar, or you can download the Bookbug Sessions flyer (pdf).

Session dates, time and locations

Ayr Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel:01292 286385

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Monday at 1.45pm
24 April – 26 June
(except 1 & 29 May)

Bookbug Toddler  (recommended for 18 months to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 10.30am
18 April – 27 June

Baby Bookbug  (recommended for birth to 18 months)
Every Thursday at 10.30am
20 April – 29 June

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Saturday at 11am
22 April – 24 June

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Alloway KA7 4QQ Tel:01292 442395

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 10.15am & 11am
20 April – 15 June

Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayr KA7 3EN Tel: 01292 265591

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 10.30am
10 May – 14 June

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan  KA26 9HE Tel: 01465 712813

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 10.30am
21 April – 30 June

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB Tel:01655 883044

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 2pm
18 April – 13 June

Mossblown Library, Annbank Road, Mossblown KA6 5BH Tel:01292 520792

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Please contact the library direct for details of their sessions.

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ Tel: 01292 476769

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 2pm
19 April – 28 June
(except 3 May)

Symington Library, 15 Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ Tel: 01563 830066

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 2pm
20 April – 22 June

Tarbolton LibraryTarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QA

Tel: 01292 541211

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 1.30pm
21 April – 23 June

Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Due to demand, booking is essential for Troon sessions
Every Wednesday at 9.15am and 2.15pm
19 April – 21 June

If you would like more information please contact Renee on 01292 272232 or Ailsa on 01292 272247, or you can email us.


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  3. lynne Says:


    Can you please send me a list of updated bookbug sessions in South Ayrshire?

    Kind regards

    • South Ayrshire Libraries Says:

      Hi Lynne,

      You will find up-to-date Bookbug sessions and the Bookbug leaflet to download here on our blog

      If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  4. Anna Reeve Says:

    Hi will there be bookbug at coylton library?

    • South Ayrshire Libraries Says:

      Hi Anna, thank you so much for your interest which we have noted for future planning. Many thanks.

  5. Isabel Says:

    Hi I work in childcare is there any possibility you could bring your bookbug sessions to our club we are based in ayr and have children aged 4 + I know they would all love this.

    • South Ayrshire Libraries Says:

      Hi Isabel,

      Could you please contact Renee Gillan by phone 01292 272232 or by email (


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