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Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing, and is one of the most effective ways to help children escape the poverty cycle.
Bookbug is Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years programme that aims to help children develop a love of books and reading by providing four free bags of books to every child in Scotland during their first five years. We also provide tactile books for children with additional support needs. Scottish Book Trust partners with libraries and community venues to run Bookbug Sessions - free song, rhyme and story sessions across Scotland. In addition, targeted Bookbug Outreach work trains early years practitioners to use activities which promote bonding, attachment, social skills and literacy in the early years.