“Join Up, Join In”, children design a library card

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joinupjoininThe “Join Up, Join In” initiative aims to encourage schoolchildren in 4th class to join their local Library. The competition was launched by the Lord Mayor in Ballymun Library on October 10th.

The winning design will be used for all children’s library cards in the future. 

Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor said: “I want to see every child in the city get a library card and use their local libraries.  The libraries provide such an amazing range of free services from books to creative activities and introduce children to reading at an early age.  To kick-start this initiative I’m inviting 4th class students across Dublin city to enter the competition to design the new children’s library card.  Be as creative as you can and you may see every child in Dublin holding a library card with your design!”

Children can enter the competition by handing their designs in to their local library or enter through their schools. A design template in Irish and English is available from all branches of Dublin City Council Libraries and participating Schools.

The competition will run until 22nd November 2019.  A welcoming pack, including the new card, will be delivered to all 4th classes in the New Year.

Mairead Owens, Dublin City Librarian, said, “I am very proud to support the Lord Mayor’s initiative. In libraries, we celebrate childhood, and children, through the joy of reading. Our branch libraries provide fun spaces to enjoy, imagine and explore, so I invite all 4th class children in the Dublin City area to ‘Join Up and Join In’.  We look forward to welcoming you and your friends and family to your local library.”

The Lord Mayor with 4th class pupils from the North Dublin National School Project, Ballymun.

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