Dumfries and Galloway Prepares for Bookbug Week 2016 – Around the World with Bookbug

Dumfries and Galloway Libraries are preparing to travel the world with Bookbug.  Bookbug Week will take place between the 16th and 22nd May and the theme this year is Around the World with Bookbug. There are 19 events taking place at libraries all over Dumfries and Galloway. There are special Around the World story times and Around the World Bookbug Sessions so come along and join in Bookbug’s travels!

Bookbug Week is a celebration of 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. Dumfries and Galloway Library Service hold Bookbug Sessions all year round and these sessions help all local children learn social skills by being with other babies and toddlers. Parents can also borrow board books and picture books to continue supporting their child’s development at home.

Councillor Tom McAughtrie says ‘It’s great to see so many events taking place in our libraries across Dumfries and Galloway for Bookbug Week. One of our Council’s top priorities is to provide the best start in life for all our children, and encouraging parents to help their children read at such a young age stands them in good stead for later life.’

Parents can find details of all the events happening in Dumfries and Galloway by visiting www.scottishbooktrust.com/bookbugweek , on the Dumfries and Galloway Council website or asking at their local library.

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