Article Source: Renfrewshire Libraries
First Published: 7 September 2021 11:30
Updated: 7 September 2021 11:30
Children will be able to enjoy the reading programme in-person for the first time in almost 18 months from next Monday (September 13) as the safe return of services in the region’s libraries continues.
As part of on-going Covid-19 safety measures, places must be pre-booked, with slots available seven days in advance of each session. They are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Bookbug sessions run at Bishopton, Erskine, Ferguslie, Foxbar, Glenburn, Glenburn, Johnstone, Linwood, Paisley Central, Ralston and Renfrew libraries.
Joyce Higgins, Digital and Library Development Manager at Renfrewshire Leisure, said: “We are delighted to once again be able to offer Bookbug sessions in our libraries.
“While we have had some brilliant videos online, the team can’t wait to welcome children, their parents and carers back - and to enjoy some songs, giggles and smiles. Bookbug’s brilliant. It’s one of the most popular initiatives in our libraries and we know how eager families have been to see it return, as we have.
“To help keep everyone safe, we have had to make a few changes, so I would please ask everyone to work with the staff at their local library to ensure everyone can enjoy being back. It’s another positive step in supporting our communities as they recover from the pandemic.”
Places, which are limited, can be booked at http://bit.ly/BookbugSessions, where details about all of the sessions are available. To help manage demand, people are being asked to book just one session each week.
A family ticket - including one adult and up to three children - can be booked online. If there is more than one adult attending, please book one family ticket per adult. If you are not able to attend a session you have booked, please cancel it via the “manage booking” link in your confirmation or by calling 0300 300 1188.
While libraries staff will not be sharing toys during the sessions, children can take along their own soft toy.
People are asked not to visit a library if they show any symptoms of coronavirus.
Bookbug is the book sharing programme delivered in partnership by national reading charity Scottish Book Trust, local authorities, libraries and health trusts. It encourages parents and carers to share books with their children from as early an age as possible to inspire a love of reading.
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