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Bookbug Session Leader

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Bookbug sessions are free story, song and rhyme sessions aimed at babies and preschool children and their parent/carer. Each session lasts around 30 minutes, it’s free to take part and there is no need to book.
Bookbug sessions help to build children’s confidence and social skills, aid language development and early literacy, foster emotional and social wellbeing and most importantly are lots of fun.
Full training and the opportunity to sit in on an established leader session would be given before leading your own sessions.

Organisation aims and objectives

East Lothian Council Library Service is a major community and educational facility whose purpose is to safeguard, promote and improve the social, economic, environmental and democratic well-being of the people of East Lothian through enabling them to gain unbiased access to books, information, knowledge and works of creative imagination which will: - encourage their active participation in cultural, democratic and economic activites - enable them to participate in educational development through formal and informal programmes - assist them to make positive use of their leisure time. - promote reading and literacy. - encourage the use of information and an awareness of it's value.










Sessions last 30 minutes and are usually covered by a member of staff so the volunteer position would mainly step in when staff shortages occur however very enthusiastic volunteers may wish to offer their services more regularly and this would be welcomed.


Experience required: Interest in working with young children and their families and an enthusiasm for sharing stories, songs and rhymes.
Travel details: We have 12 libraries in East Lothian so there are a variety of venues to choose from, with different public transport provision.
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Monthly
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Bookbug sessions currently take place weekly in all our libraries so please contact us to arrange to sit in on an existing session.
Training details: Training will be provided.

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