Archive for the ‘Bookbug’ Category

New Bookbug Sessions – Catch the reading bug at your local library!

April 7, 2017

Come along and join us for these 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. There is usually no need to book (except for Troon and sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

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.

Bookbug’s Christmas Rhyme and Craft Session

December 7, 2016

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Saturday 10 December, 11am – 12noon

Join us for a special Bookbug session filled with Christmas rhymes and songs, followed by some fun festive crafts suitable for little fingers. Free event, suitable for birth to 4 years. There is no need to book, just come along.

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

New Bookbug Session at Alloway Library

October 19, 2016

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Due to demand, Alloway Library will now be running two Bookbug sessions on a Thursday morning – at 10.15am and 11am. To avoid disappointment and to ensure your place, we recommend booking the session you would like to attend. You can do this by visiting the library or by calling 01292 442395.

New Bookbug Sessions – Catch the reading bug at your local library!

August 12, 2016

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Come along and join us for these 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. There is usually no need to book (except for Troon and Symington sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Session dates, time and locations

The new sessions dates, times and locations are available to view on our blogonline events calendar, or download our Bookbug Sessions leaflet.

Shiver me Timbers! Symington Library has been raided by pirates…

June 30, 2016

If you set sail across the salty sea to Symington Library recently there is a good chance you may have encountered some pirates among the bookshelves…

First to form a pirate crew were the Primary 1’s who came in pyjamas and learned how to become fantastic pirates by mastering such skills as ‘walking the plank’ and ‘scrubbing the deck’ before listening to a tale called ‘Pirates in Pyjamas’ by Caroline Crowe and Tom Knight. They finally abandoned ship and left with a certificate and a small piece of treasure! 

Good job they left the ship spick and span because next on board were a crew of very fearsome Bookbug pirates. Aaarrr! They tracked down the treasure and kept a lookout for enemy ships!

Just as well because not long after came Symington nursery making two pirate raids on the library – morning and afternoon! They fought pirates, earned their certificates and listened to ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ before making off with some booty back to the nursery! Shiver me Timbers!!

Musical Bookbug and Jungle Fun at Tarbolton and Mossblown Libraries

June 29, 2016
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Musical Bookbug session at Tarbolton Library

We had our very own mini Glastonbury during a recent Bookbug session at Tarbolton Library. The headlining act for this festival of fun was our very own library assistant Mark, who delighted fans with his musical talents. Cheers of delight went up in the crowd when ‘Roon Aboot, Roon Aboot’ and ‘Horsey Horsey’ were played, before a ‘dance off’ during the always popular ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’.  The crowd eventually settled down to enjoy the Scots translation of ‘Room on the Broom’, before finishing up the session with ‘The Big Ship Sails’ and ‘Twinkle Twinkle’.

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Annbank after school club visit Mossblown Library

Annbank Primary 3 after school club dropped in to Mossblown Library for some jungle themed stories. They read ‘Baby Baboon’ and ‘The Lion Who Wanted To Love’ before having an interesting chat about jungle animals and finding out all about our ‘Down in the Jungle’ summer reading scheme.

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Drop in anytime over the school holidays at Tarbolton and Mossblown libraries for free craft activities. Or sign up to take part in our summer reading challenge and get a reward every time you read and return a book! Suitable for ages 5-11 years.

Around the world with Bookbug

May 18, 2016

This year’s Bookbug Week (16-22 May 2016) is celebrating ‘Around the world with Bookbug’ and we have been celebrating too!

On Monday and Tuesday our Bookbug sessions had an international theme to inspire children and adults alike to explore songs and rhymes from around the globe.

At Monday’s session we had lots of fun learning traditional Turkish songs and rhymes and sharing yummy treats.

On Tuesday, Bookbug shared songs and rhymes in French and scrummy madeleines. We also got creative with crafts. Where are we going to visit next…?

Easter bonnet parade at Carnegie’s Baby Bookbug Session

March 24, 2016

It was the Easter bonnet parade at Carnegie’s Baby Bookbug session this morning, and what a wonderful parade it was. Thank you to all the parents and carers for putting such a great effort into making the bonnets, they were fantastic!

Bookbug sessions will start back up on the week beginning Monday 18 April 2016.
Full details will be available soon.

Ahoy Shipmates! Walking the Plank with Captain Bookbug at Carnegie Library

February 17, 2016

That pesky pirate Bookbug made us walk the plank across the shark infested sea to get to our Bookbug Session yesterday! Then we had to swab the decks, splice the mainbrace and salute to the captain.  Phew! It was a relief to sit down and read Pirates in Pyjamas by Caroline Crowe before making our pirate hats and flags. We can’t wait for next week when we start learning our Easter rhymes. 

View our Bookbug session dates, times and locations.

Change of day for Troon Bookbug Sessions

January 28, 2016

Pic: Tom Finnie (20/3/2008) Bookstart Rhymetime: Kirsty Jones runs an afternoon session for mums and babies at Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.

We regret to inform you that, due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no Bookbug Sessions at Troon Library on Friday 29th January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To avoid any future cancellations we have taken the decision to move Troon’s Bookbug day to a Wednesday with sessions at 9.15am and 2.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 3rd February. Please remember to book your place as numbers are limited. To book your space phone 01292 315352.