Fairies and elves reading experience at Raheny Library

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Raheny fairy gardenThis May, children from Raheny and Edenmore schools had fun discovering the magic of reading - with a little help from some fairies and elves! Over 200 children visited Raheny Library where they enjoyed a storytelling session with Lisa Yeates, arts and crafts and a tour of Raheny Library's fairy and elf garden.   Raheny Library's new garden seems to have proved an attractive holiday destination for fairies and elves! It looks like the fairies have been relaxing, pottering in the garden, playing on the swings and slide, playing football and of course catching up on their reading!

The programme aims to foster a love of reading and to encourage parents and children to read at home together.  Each child received a library card and a special booklet. They were asked to read four books, then come back to the Library to get their special card stamped.  On completion of the reading challenge each child received a certificate, a pencil and some fairy glitter. The children were from junior infants and senior infants classes, and a total of 218 children participated.  The programme was a great success, and as you can see, the children had great fun using their imaginations.

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