BookbugSharing stories, songs and rhymes together

Talking, singing and sharing books with your child is fun and has many wonderful benefits. Just a few minutes a day will:

  • Develop your child's language skills
  • Help you and your child feel more relaxed
  • Boost your child's confidence
  • Give you time to cuddle and help you bond with your child
  • Encourage your child to draw and write
  • Give your child a great start in life

Enjoy your FREE bags of booksCowie Library

  • Baby Bag: from your health visitor in your baby's first year
  • Toddler Bag: from your health visitor when your toddler is between 1 and 2.
  • Pirate Bag: from nursery when your child is 3
  • Primary 1 Family Bag: from school when your child is in P1

If you haven't received your Bookbug Bag, please ask at your local library.

Boy ReadingCome along to FREE Bookbug sessions

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. They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

The Sessions are widely available throughout our libraries, so they are also a good way to meet other parents and children in your local area.

They 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!

View our events calendar to find details of your nearest Bookbug session.

Join your local library children

Babies and children can have their own library card too!  Start borrowing books together for free today.

You could also sign up to the Bookbug's Library Challenge next time you're there. Collect stamps every time your child borrows books to receive a beautiful certificate for them.

Find out more

Bookbug can send you email alerts on your child's birthday with book suggestion and a reminder of when your next Bookbug Bag is due.  You can also sign up for Bookbug e-updates filled with news, Bookbug events and our parents' blog as well as book recommendations and tips at