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Children's Book Festival 2019

Childrens Book FestivalCabra Library, Dolphin's Barn Library, Rathmines Library and Walkinstown Library

The national Children’s Book Festival, held every October, helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland.

While the majority of events are for school groups, there are also after-school and mid-term events, which are listed below.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-