In East Lothian the Library Service runs the Bookbug Early Years Programme, on behalf of the Scottish Book Trust, to ensure that every child who lives here is included in this FREE national book giving programme. The Bookbug Baby and the Bookbug Toddler packs are gifted to East Lothian children by their Health Visitor. The Bookbug Explorer Bag is gifted at 3 years old from their nursery. The Bookbug P1 Family Bag is usually given out during Book Week Scotland in November each year.

Our Coordinator works with your Health Visitors, Library, and Early Years Education Staff to ensure your child is given the opportunity to have easy and free access to books.

Find out more on the Bookbug website

Bookbug Sessions

Bookbug sessions are run free of charge in every library across East Lothian, see the next page for further information.

Bookbug's Library Challenge

You are never too young to become a library member so why not get your baby or child off to a great start and sign them up for Bookbug's Library Challenge.

It's free, it's fun and for children aged between birth and four. Visit your local library to join and pick up your Bookbug Collector's Card.

Get your Bookbug Card stamped each time you borrow books and then swap four stamps for a limited edition certificate.

We have a wide collection of exciting picture books that will give your child a fantastic incentive to take part in our Bookbug's Library Challenge.