Young People



Outdoor Bookbug sessions are being held every Wednesday morning at 10.30 am outside at Shetland Library from Wednesday 7 July.  Bookings can be made by phoning 01595 743868 or email the library at

Keep an eye on our Facebook and YouTube sites for our online Bookbug sessions.

If you want to run your own session at home, Scottish Book Trust has a page of songs and rhymes to help you.

Bookbug is the government's book gifting programme for the under fives.  Shetland Library, in partnership with NHS Shetland, provides four stages of packs to encourage a love of books and reading.

Bookbug - Scottish Book Trust

  • Packs 1 and 2 can be collected from your Health Visitor at 7 week and 18 month checks, or from the Library.

  • Pack 3 is gifted to children in their early years setting for every 3 year old.

  • Pack 4 is gifted to every primary one pupil each November

Download our special Shetland placemat

10 things to do before you're 3 placemat

For further information on Bookbug please contact the Library.