Resources

What babies and families get

When the child is:

New Born

The family are invited to join Craigmillar Books for Babies and are given a cloth book by their health visitor

Eight to 16 Weeks

A Bookbug bag with two books and various resources will be given at the health clinic or at the family's home. Project staff or volunteers will talk with the parent or carer about sharing books with babies and about events in Craigmillar library.

One Year

A Craigmillar Books for Babies book bag with two books selected by local families will be given at the health clinic visit. Project staff or volunteers will talk with the parent or carer about sharing books with babies and about events in Craigmillar library.

Two Years

Another Bookbug pack containing books is given at the health clinic or at home.

Three Years

A Craigmillar Books for Babies book bag containing a book, rhyme cards, information and goodies is given out. Families can collect their book bag from the library.

Other resources

Book gifting at events

Books are also gifted at various events throughout the year. This includes the annual birthday event, the Christmas party and Craigmillar Book Festival events.

Dual language resources

Books and resources are provided to families whose first language is not English.

Bookbug Library Challenge

The Library Challenge is a national incentive to encourage book borrowing from libraries amongst pre-school children. When a child has borrowed four times from the library they receive a certificate. The project supports the Bookbug Library Challenge at Craigmillar Library by offering a gift book once the challenge has been completed.

Books in the community

Craigmillar Books for Babies provides and maintains a number of book boxes in the community, providing access to good quality second hand books in places like local GP waiting rooms and baby clinics.

Rhyme Cards

A collection of Books for Babies Rhyme Cards, including some in other languages, has been produced. To view the Rhyme Cards please visit the Rhyme Card Gallery.