Bookbug is back

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure has announced the return of their popular Bookbug sessions!

Bookbug is back

Article Source: East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure
First Published: 2 August 2021 13:04
Updated: 2 August 2021 13:10

The popular free sessions will return to libraries across East Renfrewshire featuring story sharing, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers.

Clarkston Library's first class will be hosted on Tuesday 3 August at 9.30am, Giffnock Library's will take place on Wednesday 4 August at 1.45pm and Mearns Library's session is scheduled for 9.30am on Thursday 5 August, with these first sessions already sold out.

Barrhead Foundry Library sessions will start the following week, on Wednesday 11 August at 1.30pm

Scott Simpson, Head of Library and Information Services at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming children and their grown ups back to our libraries for Bookbug. The sessions are full of fun for children and promote positive interactions, relationships and emotional development.

“We hosted a couple of pilot sessions at our libraries recently and it was fantastic to see some babies coming along for the first time and children returning to join in with their favourite songs. Our Bookbug sessions will continue on a weekly basis and we also hope to add more in the coming weeks.”


East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure continued to host Bookbug sessions online during lockdown, as well as offering click and collect services in line with Scottish Government guidance. The Trust welcomed customers back to its libraries for book browsing, computer access and click and collect services in June.

Bookbug places at sessions are limited in line with Scottish Government guidelines and must be reserved by calling the library directly on Friday mornings from 10am the week before the session dates.

Clarkston Library: 0141 577 4972
Giffnock Library 0141 577 4976
Mearns Library 0141 577 4979
Barrhead Foundry 0141 580 1174.

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