Wednesday 16 October 2019

Ennistymon One Book One Community

Clare County Library and Ennistymon Vocational School have joined forces to promote reading for pleasure among students. The school is running a project One Book One Community from 18th October to 22nd November whereby they are hoping that as many people as possible can read the book Wonder by R.L. Palacio.

One Book One Community initiatives have been sweeping across Ireland over the last couple of years. They are a celebrations of great books, of reading and of community spirit as libraries, schools, families and communities all work together to inspire children to read books. It is a great opportunity for everyone to work together and this October it comes to Ennistymon, County Clare.

R J Palacio’s Wonder was chosen as the book to be read. Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade.

Wonder was published in 2012 and has since being made into a film. It has had widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times wrote that Wonder is "Full of heart, full of truth, Wonder is a book about seeing the beauty that's all around us. I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman."

There will be a programme of events to complement the book. Events will take place in both Ennistymon Vocational School and in Ennistymon Library. There will also be copies of the book available to borrow from Ennistymon library.

The launch of Ennistymon One Book One Community is on Friday 18th October at 11.30am in Ennistymon Library. The event is free and all are welcome. This event is part funded by Creative Ireland.

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