LITTLE bookworms gathered for a special story telling session at Gourock Library.

Children from Binnie Street Children’s Centre enjoyed singing songs and listening to stories and rhymes at a special Bookbug event.

The sessions were held to launch the Bookbug Library Challenge.

Dorothy McCormick, who is depute head of the centre, said: “The children had a fantastic time.

“All the children had the chance to enjoy sessions run over three days.”

Dorothy believes Bookbug is a great way to get children interested in reading from an early age.

She added: “We have staff who are Bookbug-trained and one of our staff members is going to be a trainer.

“There is a big push on literacy and English.

“We read the children stories every day and also have a lending library so that the children can take books home with them.”

The challenge is open to kids aged five and under. 

Children will receive a Bookbug Collector’s Card when they join up and there are illustrated certificates to collect along the way. 

Youngsters who receive two or more certificates will be invited along to a Bookbug Party in May.