BABIES have once again caught the Bookbug as in-person sessions return for the first time in 15 months.

Parents and guardians are back enjoying story, song and rhyme sessions at the South West Library in Greenock after a lengthy hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Places are limited due to social distancing guidelines, but staff say that seeing youngsters back enjoying themselves again has been worth the wait.

Leading the sessions are local librarians Caroline Keith, Sharon Bristow and Myra Mains, who also helped keep wee ones entertained during the lockdown.

Myra, who was named Scotland's first Bookbug Hero last April, told the Tele: "We're so glad to be back.

"It's been a long time coming.

"Things are not totally back to normal yet, but we are just so pleased to see people back in the library again.

"It was really exciting to open up the bookings - the first session was full within the first hour.

"We're looking forward to seeing what the next few months bring for us - we're definitely headed in the right direction."

Under the current rules families are required to sit in their allocated 'hoop' and adults must wear masks during the sessions.

Sessions are running weekly on Fridays from 1.30-2.30pm and advance bookings are required.

They can be made via Eventbrite and you can follow Inverclyde Libraries on Facebook to find out when they go live.