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Get bitten by the Bookbug at Caithness libraries

By David G Scott

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High Life Highland (HLH) has welcomed back scores of parents and their young children to libraries for the return of Bookbug.

The early years programme aims to inspire a love of stories, songs and rhymes from birth, supporting children’s language, learning and social skills.

Bookbug session at Thurso library.
Bookbug session at Thurso library.

HLH principal libraries manager Julie Corcoran said: “Over the course of the last 18 months, our library staff have continued to sing songs, say rhymes and read stories to young children online – so being able to once again hold these sessions in person in our libraries has been fantastic.

“Bookbug isn’t just about books, it’s about relationships and trust, supporting the development of rhythm, and to attune the ear to rhyme which contributes to language development and musicality.

“In these times, there is nothing more valuable than spending 30 minutes with your wee one, sitting down, cuddled up, sharing books and singing.”

HLH libraries are free to join, giving you access to not just physical books, magazines, newspapers and computers, but thousands of titles through its online service too.

HLH runs 40 libraries and eight mobile libraries. To find your nearest library or sign up, visit www.highlifehighland.com/libraries or search Facebook to join the community.

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