Wednesday 25 February 2015

Children’s Events at Your Local Library in March

The month of March each year provides an ideal opportunity for Clare’s libraries to showcase its services for children and teenagers through a variety of events in its county-wide network.

Book related events will take place in many branches to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and World Book Day.

Seachtain na Gaeilge in Leabharlannaí Contae an Chláir:

Beidh páirt mór le glacadh ag Leabharlann Contae an Chláir i gceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015, leis na himeachtaí atá beartaithe go speisíalta acu do dhaltaí bunscoile agus meanscoile.

First and second classes in primary schools are invited to seisiúin scéalaíochta in many libraries. Details of times and venues are available from your local branch.

Beidh an t-údar Ré Ó Laighléis ag labhairt faoina úrscéalta le daltaí meánscoile Dé hAoine 6 Márta sna leabharlannaí phoiblí Sráid na Cathrach agus Inis Díomáin.

Scríobhann Ré Ó Laighléis ábhar ficsin don pháiste, don déagóir agus don léitheoir fásta, é sin idir Ghaeilge agus Bhéarla. Tá aistriúcháin déanta go forleathan ar a chuid úrscéalta agus cnuasaigh gearrscéalta agus tá iliomad duaiseanna agus gradaim bronnta air.

Ré will speak on his life as a writer, focusing particularly on writing for a teenage readership. He will give an insight into the writing of his novels with lots of inspirational advice on the importance of reading and writing for life.

World Book Day 2015:

Over the last 18 years World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The aim of the celebration is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of reading and to this end all school children will receive book tokens that they can exchange in bookshops providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own.

On the 4th,5th and 6th of March 2015 children of all ages will come together to celebrate World Book Day in a variety of ways in Clare’s libraries.

Artist Alan Shoosmith from Tubber will host five workshops on book-based themes in Kilrush, Kildysart, Shannon, Sixmilebridge and Ennis libraries. Alan has a keen interest in watercolour painting and creative photography and has a great love of wildlife & nature which manifests itself regularly in his paintings. His World Book Day workshops for children will be based on two specific children’s writers. Young children will bring Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo to life under Alan’s expert guidance while older children can choose to re-create their favourite characters from the stories of Roald Dahl. Further details of Alan’s workshops for children are available from participating libraries.

Miltown Malbay Library will host an interactive storytime for the children from the nearby ‘Spraoi’ Montessori school on the 5th of March at 11.30am and Ennistymon Library are making plans for a books “lucky dip” fun day. Art workshops for children will take place in Killaloe and Scariff libraries compliments of local artist, Grace Burton and library staff in other branches are seizing the occasion to visit local schools to showcase what’s on offer for children through the public library service.

For details on what’s happening in a library near you to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and World Book Day 2015 contact your nearest branch library.

No comments: