Bookbug sessions held at East Kilbride Library

April 30, 2012 by  

A series of innovative interactive sessions aimed at getting children interested in reading recently took place at East Kilbride Library and are set to continue on a weekly basis.

Bookbug sessions, the pre-school and toddler reading programme supported by the Scottish Book Trust, were recently held at East Kilbride Library. These sessions incorporate ways to make reading and books fun and include some sessions that focus on songs and others that cover rhymes, encouraging participation. The sessions are designed to boost confidence in children, as well as promoting accelerated language and speech skills.

Bookbug sessions are held at the library, which is housed in the Olympia shopping centre, part of the newly-developed East Kilbride Shopping Centre. The library benefits from being part of this in that the shopping centre promotes events and services available at the library via the ‘what’s on’ section of its website. The Bookbug scheme also gives extra publicity to the library thanks to the Bookbug packs that are given out throughout Scotland.

Bookbug packs feature books, CDs and cloth bags as well as printed guides for parents. These guides are produced using full colour digital printing and East Kilbride parents will find these useful when looking for tips on getting their toddler to take an interest in books. Brochures and booklets are often used by educational organisations to communicate the objectives of programmes for children to parents.

Weekly Bookbug sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at East Kilbride Library and more information can be found via the library’s website.