Kildysart Public Library has been a hive of activity in recent weeks with visits from local schools who joined in the World Book Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations at the branch. Cranny and Labasheeda National Schools enjoyed what Branch Librarian Margaret. Sheehan described as “a lovely relaxed and friendly art session under the professional guidance of artist Alan Shoosmith” on World Book Day the 7th of March. It was an ideal opportunity for children and teachers from neighbouring schools to get together for a reading related activity. Both the children and teachers greatly enjoyed the session and complimented the library on organizing it.
On Tuesday 12th March Teresa Carmody O’Shea, Library Staff Officer, entertained the children of 1st class from Kildysart National School with her scéalaíocht do dhaoine óga repertoire. Teresa’s storytimes celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Kilmihil, Kildysart, Kilrush and Kilkee libraries included lots of fun, learning and using the Irish language while promoting the library’s resources. Her sessions were much appreciated and enjoyed by a lively bunch of seven year olds and their teachers alike in all four libraries.