Bookbug Week was celebrated in style in Braemar with stories, lullabies and rhymes on Tuesday 19th May. In the beautiful and historic setting of Braemar Castle, local families and visitors, came along to hear bedtime stories, get advice on a good night’s sleep, and to join in the rhymes and songs.
Stories were read by Sarah Yule and Caroline Hay Crawford from the Early Years team. Jill Chillingworth from Capability Scotland gave some tips for a good night’s sleep; and Sabine Muir, Senior Library Assistant at Ballater Library sang lullabies and rhymes with the children and their families.
The activities took place in the fabulous bedrooms, dining room and sittingroom, allowing families to see a wee bit of the Castle as they moved from one activity to the next. Laura McMeekin, Braemar Castle manager was on hand to answer questions families had about the history of the Castle and would love to have them back to explore further.
To round off the event, Sue Cromar, Senior Librarian, gave a vote of thanks. Families were able to enjoy a bedtime snack and the children could spot the mini Bookbugs hiding in the diningroom, before collecting their goody bags as they left to go home.
Bookbug Week was celebrated across Scotland and 21 events took place in libraries -and a castle – in Aberdeenshire!