Posts Tagged ‘Bookbug’

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 😍😂

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.

Bookbug’s Christmas Rhyme and Craft Session

December 7, 2016


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

Time Travel Adventures and a visit from Bookbug to celebrate Book Week Scotland

November 28, 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to Symington Library’s Chatterbooks event for Book Week Scotland. Cakes were eaten, George’s Marvellous Medicine was sampled, Golden Books were found, Ears were pinned on BFG and prizes galore were won! But most importantly of all, hundreds of cuddles were given to and received by our special guest ‘Bookbug’ (who was extra cuddly after all they cakes he ate!).

Well done the Chatterbooks group for helping make the day such a great success!


We went time travelling with author and creative writing teacher Janis Mackay, when she visited Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Janis talked about her Time Travel Series of books and encouraged us all to get writing. The children (and adults) were enthralled listening to Janis and inspired to put pen to paper and start writing their own adventures.

Keeping with the time travel theme for our LEGO Lucky Bag Challenge, we got very imaginative and built some terrific time machines to zoom back through the years to Auld Ayr!

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

August 12, 2016


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

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’.


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.

Summer Fun SM

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.