Karen is a married mum with a new baby Amelia. Her husband Robbie is in the merchant navy and works away from home for months at a time.

Karen is keen to make sure that Amelia keeps a good connection with Robbie. Every day, she shows pictures of Daddy – and plays his voice – to Amelia.

Karen likes to keep busy, chatting to Amelia all day. But, while it’s great being a mum, she sometimes misses grown-up company. A trip to the local library for a free Bookbug Session proves the perfect answer. It’s fun for little ones and grown-ups also have a chance to chat together. “It’s so welcoming,” says Karen.

“Everyone understands what you’re going through. You can really find new friends.”