Published on 14th September 2011
Dublin City Public Libraries, in association with the Home School Community Liaison Scheme, has appointed Sarah Purcell as Reader-in-Residence. Sarah takes up her Residency this September for a nine-month period and will deliver a programme of activities designed to instil in young children an appreciation and love of reading which, at the same time, will give parents/guardians an awareness of the positive value of literacy, books and reading in their children’s development. The programme will include opportunities for parents and children to explore and enjoy reading and other literacy activities together.
Sarah is based in two defined areas of Dublin’s inner city, Pearse Street and Charleville Mall, and will work closely with library staff and local schools involved in the Home School Liaison Scheme.
This initiative is funded by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.