West Lothian Council is celebrating Bookbug Week from May 14 to 20 with a host of free, special events for families with babies and young children.
This year’s theme is Bookbug’s friends and there will be lots of fun story, song and rhyme activities taking place in local libraries and community venues.
Bookbug Week is a celebration of the Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years Bookbug programme, which encourages and supports mums, dads and carers to share books, talk, sing and cuddle with their children from birth, and helps every child in Scotland to develop a love of reading.
Bookbug sessions are fun, free and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together. The sessions last around 30 minutes and include songs, stories and rhymes.
A spokesperson for West Lothian Council’s Libraries said:“The Bookbug Sessions have lots of benefits for children, such as building up their confidence and social skills and giving their speech and language development a real boost, plus they are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.”