Teachers have the use of sensory toys when organising class visits. Our colleague, Linda devised a ‘social story’ so that teachers / facilitators can prepare students with learning difficulties for their library visit. Linda worked with Fiona Ferris from AsIAm (Ireland’s National Autism Charity) who provided guidance on language and what to describe in the story.
Family Time at your Library activities are provided to engage family members in the enjoyment of reading and sharing stories. The whole family are also introduced to collections of children’s books, e-books and e-audio books.
Walkinstown Library's Christmas Story/Poetry competition proved very popular with our younger folk. Well done to all the children who took part. All entries will be on display in the library during December. The winning entries can be seen below. I think you'll agree we have some budding up and coming writers in Walkinstown!
Animal Crackers by Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan (The O’Brien Press) as the 2021 Citywide Reading for Children choice.Multiple copies of the book will be available in all Dublin City Libraries as well as in all good bookshops
4,500 Early Learning and Care settings, including registered childminders, to receive free book bags under the First 5 Little Library Initiative. The project aims to support the development of little libraries in early learning and care settings and encourage a love of books and reading among our youngest children.