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Nominations Open for the Bookbug Hero Award

Scottish Book Trust has opened nominations for its Bookbug Hero Award 2023.

The national charity, which runs the Scotland-wide Bookbug programme for young children and families, is asking people across the country to nominate a librarian, early years worker, volunteer, health visitor, or anyone who uses Bookbug in their work.

Run in association with Walker Books, the award honours someone who has made a real difference to the lives of young children, families and communities they work with.

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said:

“Bookbug touches the lives of so many young families all over Scotland, in libraries, early years and nursery settings and also through the health service. We are excited to open nominations for our fourth Bookbug Hero Award, which celebrates the brilliant work of our Bookbug practitioners. Without this work, many families and children would not discover the fun and lifelong benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes.  We are grateful to Walker Books for their support in helping us recognise these heroes in local communities.’

Nominations for the Bookbug Hero Award can be made online via Scottish Book Trust’s website. The closing date for nominations is Friday 4 November 2022.

The winner will receive a special trophy and a bundle of picture books worth £500 from Walker Books.

Scottish Book Trust’s Bookbug. Photograph by Martin Shields