Archive for the ‘Bookbug’ Category

Summer Bookbug Sessions at Carnegie Library

June 30, 2017

Come along and catch the reading bug at Ayr’s Carnegie Library this summer. The sessions are fun, free and friendly events¬†for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.

Wednesday 5 July, 10.30am – 11am
Wednesday 12 July, 10.30am – 11am
Wednesday 19 July, 10.30am – 11am
Wednesday 26 July, 10.30am – 11am

Suitable for birth – 4 years, no need to book just come along.

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

Bookbug’s Big Giggle at Girvan Library

May 23, 2017

We had a lovely morning with our beautiful little gigglers as we celebrated Bookbug Week at Girvan Library ūüėćūüėā

Congratulations to Olivia who won the coveted mini Bookbug, and brothers Tom and Jack for winning “That’s not my train”. They were absolutely delighted!

Catch the reading bug at your local library, join us at our weekly Bookbug Sessions.

Bookbug’s Big Giggle at Symington Library

May 22, 2017

We had a Higgledy Piggeldy Day at Symington Library to get some giggles for Bookbug Week and we had some very original fashion choices! We had tickle rhymes, a photo booth to get a souvenir snap with Bookbug, a mask making craft, a story called I Love You Just The Way You Are by Tammi Salzano (it seemed quite appropriate) and of course BUBBLES!!

The prize for best Higgledy Piggledy costume went to Emelie and Callan – superb costumes!

Thank you all the mums and tots who came along and joined in wonderfully.

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 ‚Äď 26¬†June
(except 1 & 29 May)

Bookbug Toddler  (recommended for 18 months to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 10.30am
18¬†April ‚Äď 27¬†June

Baby Bookbug  (recommended for birth to 18 months)
Every Thursday at 10.30am
20¬†April ‚Äď 29¬†June

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Saturday at 11am
22¬†April ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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¬†‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 22¬†June

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

Tel: 01292 541211

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 1.30pm
21¬†April ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 blog, online 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 ‚ÄėRoon Aboot, Roon Aboot‚Äô and ‚ÄėHorsey Horsey‚Äô were played, before a ‚Äėdance off‚Äô during the always popular ‚ÄėHead, Shoulders, Knees & Toes‚Äô.¬† The crowd eventually settled down to enjoy the Scots translation of ‚ÄėRoom on the Broom‚Äô, before finishing up the session with ‚ÄėThe Big Ship Sails‚Äô and ‚ÄėTwinkle Twinkle‚Äô.

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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 ‚ÄėBaby Baboon‚Äô and ‚ÄėThe Lion Who Wanted To Love’ before having an interesting chat about jungle animals and finding out all about our ‚ÄėDown in the Jungle‚Äô 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…?