The early years book gifting programme is managed in Scotland by the Scottish
Free packs of books, called Bookbug packs, are gifted to all children in
Scotland at your baby's 6 - 16 week health check, toddler immunisations and when
they start nursery at 3 years old.
A free book is also gifted to children when they start school (usually after the
If your child does not attend the health visitor or nursery you can collect your
free Bookbug bag at your local public library.
Bookbug's Library Challenge
Bookbug's Library Challenge is a library joining incentive for children
aged birth to four years. It is available in most public libraries and on the
mobile library. All you need to do is:
- Register your baby or child as a library borrower
- Pick up your Bookbug collector's card
- Get your card stamped each time you visit the library
- Swap six stamps for a limited edition certificate.
There are seven certificates to collect.
This pack is issued by health visitors in the Falkirk Council area at a
baby's health check (usually between 6 and 16 weeks). Parents/carers can also
collect a pack from their local public library.
This pack is issued by health visitors at the MMR vaccinations or 18
month health check. Parents/carers can also collect a pack from their local
This pack is gifted to 3 year olds via Falkirk Council nurseries and
nursery classes. Children who do not attend nursery can collect a pack from
their local public library.
Playgroups and private nurseries can contact Carolyn Sharp for information on
Early Years Librarian, Learning Resource Service
Camelon Education Centre