South Dublin Libraries want you to Get Lost … in a Good Book!
- Ireland Reads celebration of reading back for 2024
Libraries throughout South Dublin County are taking part in Ireland Reads a campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Saturday, February 24th.
Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors, and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Healthy Ireland programme and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment.
The campaign is asking everyone to ‘Get Lost in a Good Book’ during February and especially on Ireland Reads Day, Saturday, February 24th.
Join an Ireland Reads event
Events for all ages to celebrate reading, books and literature are planned throughout the county.
Mobile Library @ Citywest Shopping Centre:
Our Mobile Library will be at Citywest Shopping Centre on Saturday 24th February from 11:00am until 3:00pm, with a magic show with Waffles the Wonderful kicking off at 2:00pm. All welcome!
Bookstagram Live takes place at Lucan Library on Thursday 22nd February at 7pm! Join book champions and Bookstagram icons Sinéad Cuddihy (Tired Mammy Book Club) and Chloe Cowman (Nurse Fancy Pants) for lively book chat and recommendations galore! Book here.
Teddy Bear Storytime with Princess Sophie. Even the Teddy Bears are squeezing in a read for Ireland Reads with this special storytime! Sat 24 Feb, 2pm. Suitable for ages 3-7, booking through the Lucan Library Eventbrite.
Young Ireland Reads. The Lucan Library YA book club will be squeezing in not one, but two, reads in honour of the special day. With a graphic novel and a picturebook on the agenda, all are welcome. Sat 24 Feb, 3pm. Suitable for ages 12+.
North Clondalkin Library:
Join the Family Poetry treasure hunt with Juliette Saumande on Saturday 24th February from 1pm -3pm, all welcome! Follow the trail of clues, answer the questions and help create a big poem with other treasure hunters! Also at North Clondalkin Library on Saturday 24th February, Drop Everything and Read!
At Ballyroan Library, there’s more family fun with storyteller Roisín Murphy who will be telling some Revolting Rhymes at 1:30pm on Saturday 24th. All welcome!
On Thursday 22nd February Clondalkin Library are hosting a very special event with author and editor Emily Hourican. Emily will share insights into her life as a writer, a mother and the real life historical events that have inspired her books. Her best-selling novels including her most recent An Invitation to the Kennedy's inspired by the life of Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy. Book here.
Clondalkin Library are also hosting a Book Swap on Saturday 24th – more details here.
At Tallaght Library on 24th February we are launching the brand new reading campaign for adults, D24 Reads. The aim of the challenge is to read 24 books in 2024. There will be lots of prizes, incentives and events along the way. Join us and make 2024 your most bookish yet! Join us for the launch at 11:00am where the Mayor, Cllr. Alan Edge will be in attendance, and refreshments will be provided. All welcome!
Find out about all that’s happening for Ireland Reads or to get or share book recommendations at www.irelandreads.ie.