Young People



Join in our Bookbug session for babies and toddlers for songs, rhymes and fun.

Bookbug sessions take place every Tuesday 10.30 am - 11.00 am and 2.00 pm - 2.30 pm in the Shetland Library.  Booking is no longer required.

Bookbug sessions also take place in the mezzanine area of the cafe at Mareel every Thursday morning 10.30 am - 11.00 am.  Booking is not required for these sessions. (last session 27 June 2024).

Bookbug sessions can be booked for under-fives groups.  Please email to find out more.

Do you know about the Bookbug app?  Bookbug's Songs and Rhymes app is one more way to fit songs and rhymes into your day and it's here to support you as you play and sing with your wee one.  Explore the app together and create your own personalised playlists.

Bookbug's songs and rhymes app - Scottish Book Trust

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.