Bookbug returns to Angus Libraries

20 Aug 2021 | News Story

Making their first appearance in libraries in Angus since March 2020, Bookbug will return for 0-5 year olds from 1 September 2021.


Bookbug sessions are a free event for children and their parents or carers to enjoy songs, rhymes and a story. An initiative led by the Scottish Book Trust, Bookbug sessions can help develop children’s social skills as well as their language and speech development.


Little ones will be able to enjoy Bookbug at Forfar and Montrose libraries from Wednesday 1 September and at Arbroath library from Monday 6 September 2021. Bookbug will return to other libraries in Angus after the October holidays. The 30 minute classes will be available at 11.15am weekly.


Local mum, Siobhan Feeney said, “Bookbug has always been one of our favourite classes, we went every week.  We were so sad during lockdown not being able to go along and sing our favourite songs, hear stories and see our friends. We started doing the online classes and my 2 year old was delighted to see Bookbug.  We can't wait for classes to restart.”


New mum, Lynne Haxton said, “Reading is really important to us as a family. As parents we enjoy reading daily, and Eilidh’s big sister Daisy has always enjoyed bedtime stories. We are also looking forward to the social networking the classes provide and meeting families through the programme.”


Sylvia Main, Childrens and Families Lead with ANGUSalive said: “An important element of in-person Bookbug sessions is that sense of community and bringing people together to participate in a shared experience. It’s a chance for parents and carers to come together and share moments of fun and laughter with their children and each other in a relaxed, welcoming and inclusive environment. It’s a session that we know has been very-much missed by parents everywhere. It can be a lifeline for some new mums and dads when they have their little ones to get out the house, socialise and meet fellow parents and carers.


“We’re delighted to be bringing Bookbug back to our venues for the Angus community with other face-to-face sessions such as after school clubs and groups soon also to be making a return. Keep your eyes peeled.”


Due to capacity limits in libraries, Bookbug sessions should be booked prior to attending by visiting the website or the Culture Club section on the ANGUSalive app where you can secure your place by purchasing your free ticket online.


For children aged 3 to 5, Bedtime Stories can be found digitally on the ANGUSalive app.


More information on Bookbug and the ANGUSalive app can be found at

Lynne and Daisy reading with baby Eilidh

Lynne and Daisy reading with baby Eilidh