What is Bookbug?

Bookbug is the book sharing programme delivered in partnership by Scottish Book Trust, local authorities and health trusts. Bookbug encourages parents and carers to share books with their children from as early an age as possible to inspire a love of reading in every child.

There are four fantastic free packs of books for young children in Perth and Kinross:

  • Bookbug Baby bag for young babies (given out by health visitors)
  • Bookbug Toddler bag for toddlers (given out by health visitors)
  • Bookbug Explorer bag for 3 year olds (given out at nurseries)
  • Bookbug P1 Family Pack (given out in the autumn term to all P1 children)

How do I get a Bookbug pack?

Libraries, health staff and nurseries in Perth and Kinross work together to try to make sure that all families receive their packs. If by any chance you missed getting a Bookbug pack, then pop in to your local library and collect one. Bookbug packs are now available in Gaelic. For further information, please phone 01738 477043 or email

Our libraries welcome babies as soon as they are born and provide a fantastic resource of board books, Bookbug sessions and Bookbug’s Library Challenge.

If you would like more information please phone 01738 477043 or email

To find out when your baby, toddler or three year old will receive their free Bookbug pack of books, just sign up to the Bookbug email alert system

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