We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the authors and organisations who helped make the programme possible, including The Ark, Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin Circus Project, ReCreate, The Rediscovery Centre, Dublin Zoo, Createschool, Dogs Trust, Junior Einsteins Science Club, Sarah Tully, Sarah Bowie, Sadhbh Devlin and Sadhbh Rosenstock.
This Saturday, join us for #GetIrelandGrowing Day. Download the GIY app and discover 12 simple but powerful challenges to help people connect with nature through food growing. Expect special guests, spot prizes, demonstrations and lots of fun.
Get Reading! Now that school is over you can still spark your imagination, join in activities and take part in our exciting Summer Stars challenge. This year you can do a marathon read, a sprint read or a read from your couch; if you would like to register for the Summer Stars reading challenge, contact your local library.
Catch up with the Historian-in-Residence for Children
One thing that has become really clear from talking to children is the huge role that reading plays in fostering their interest in history. Often reading historical fiction is a kind of gateway into exploring a particular historical period or topic. In response to this, I co-designed with a group of very dedicated young readers of history, a monthly history book group for children.
Storytime with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu
As a special treat, the Lord Mayor will read one of Alex’s favourite books for everyone. It’s called, A Dublin Fairytale, written and beautifully illustrated by Nicola Colton and published by The O’Brien Press. Watch out for famous Dublin landmarks and some dodgy Dublin characters in this re-telling of a familiar fairy tale.