Bookbug sessions

What are they?

Free, friendly, fun sessions of rhymes and stories for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families and carers to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and has been designed to support children’s development while having fun. They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one, and meet other families.

All sessions must be booked in advance by contacting the library either by telephone, in person or email. Please see our library directory for contact information


Rhymes and songs help your baby’s language skills and are great building blocks for your baby’s future learning. Sharing time singing with your babies, toddlers and preschoolers is a fantastic way to have fun together. And it’s a great place to meet other families. Come along and join in the fun.

Where and when?

  • Dunbar: Mondays at 9:15am and Wednesdays at 10:00am 
  • East Linton: Mondays at 10:15am and 2:15pm
  • Gullane: Tuesdays at 11:00am and Saturdays at 10:15am
  • Haddington: Wednesdays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 10:30am
  • Longniddry: Fridays at 11:00am and the first Saturday of each month at 11:00am
  • Musselburgh: Thursdays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 10:30am
  • North Berwick: Thursdays at 10:30am 
  • Ormiston: Fridays at 10:30am
  • Port Seton: Thursdays at 11:00am 
  • Prestonpans: Mondays at 9:30am, Thursdays at 11:00am and Saturdays at 10:30am
  • Tranent: Mondays at 10:00am, Thursdays at 11:00am and Saturdays at 10:30am
  • Wallyford: Fridays at 9:30am and every second Saturday at 10:30am

Storytime Sessions

Longniddry Library - Storytime for Tots - first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am.

Useful resources 

We have some fantastic digital resources available for younger children which can be accessed from home, 24/7.

  • Moshi is an app that includes lullabies and stories to help little ones sleep and meditations to help children deal with feelings - see information on how to access Moshi
  • iVOX is a children's book app, where children can follow along with a story interacting with characters, and adding a bit of magic to the reading experience - see information on how to access iVOX