Fife’s young book lovers make a splash with water themed book week

Young book fans are getting ready to soak up seven days of fantastic stories, songs and crafts with OnFife Libraries’.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:30 pm

The popular Bookbug initiative is hosting a series of events for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers – all with a water-based theme.

Bookbug Week – which runs from May 17-23 – features competitions, activities, and giveaways galore.

It’s jam packed with all kinds of watery tales – seaside books, fishy books, even drop-them-in-the-bath-books.

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OnFife staff have arranged guest appearances for young book lovers to enjoy. Among them are interactive sessions with dance artists Hayley Earlam and Niamh O’Laughlin, and gripping tales with performance storyteller John Kirk. There’s even a chance to join in a live story with OnFife’s very own Julia Dyke.

All of the online events in Bookbug’s Big Splash are free to view through the OnFife Virtual LibrarYAY page.

Bookbug Week isn’t just online. There’s a welcome chance to pop into libraries and pick up a baby and toddler bag to help nurture that early love of books.

Staff have also created something for the adults to share with their children.

They’ve teamed up with Fife Council’s Gaelic development officer to create bilingual keepsake cards with cool QR codes that give access to all of the Gaelic pronunciations.

Sharron Brown, Bookbug’s Fife coordinator, said: “The libraries team can’t wait to dive into this fun filled programme of events.

"Bookbug Week is the perfect way to enjoy new work by authors and illustrators.”

More details are available from local libraries.

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