Bookbug comes to Bannockburn

02 May 2016

This year, Bookbug coordinators from Stirling and Clackmannanshire libraries have come together to create a fun filled flagship event to mark the launch of Bookbug Week.  The event will take place at The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre in Stirling on Monday 16 May between 10:30am and 2.30pm. Activities during the day include an author and illustrator visits from Simon Puttock and Eilidh Muldoon, face painting, yoga for toddlers, outdoor games, Pyshi ball Sessions and international themed Bookbug sessions and much more.


Margaret Rennie, Senior Library Assistant and Bookbug Coordinator at Stirling Council Libraries says:
“Bookbug Week is the perfect chance to find out more about the Bookbug programme, get involved, meet other families and get ideas on how to make sharing books, songs and rhymes with children a fun part of each day. We are really looking forward to holding the flagship event in collaboration with Clackmannanshire libraries, it will be a great day out for children, parents and carers with lots fun activities to mark the beginning of Bookbug Week.”


Now in its sixth year, Bookbug Week will see thousands of young children and families taking part in free events across Scotland between 16 and 22 May.  Babies, toddlers, mums, dads and carers will gather at over 400 special events to enjoy activities, rhymes, stories and songs.
The Bookbug programme provides every child in Scotland with four free bags of books, gifting 720,000 books every year. Over 240,000 children in Scotland benefitted last year, with even more set to receive free books in 2016. Bookbug also runs regular free story, song and rhyme events in libraries, shopping centres and other community venues which attracted audiences of over half a million parents and children in 2014-15.


Battle of Bannockburn Property Manager Scott McMaster say:

"The story of Bannockburn is one of Scotland’s best-loved tales, so we are very pleased to be involved in the brilliant event. We have great facilities for families at the centre, including our brand new soft-play area and we are ready to welcome some miniature medieval warriors.”


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