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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Children's Book Festival

Meadhbh McGrath at the Children’s Book Festival in Donabate Library. Photo by Fintan Clarke
Meadhbh McGrath at the Children’s Book Festival in Donabate Library. Photo by Fintan Clarke
Louise Gallagher and Jack Behan at the Children’s Book Festival in Balbriggan Library
Emily Bejenariu at the Children’s Book Festival in Donabate Library.

The biggest celebration of books and reading for children in Ireland took over libraries across Fingal this month with free, fun events planned for all the family.

The festival gave children of all ages the chance to meet their favourite Irish writers and talk to them about their books and the characters in the stories.

The annual festival encourages the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, and provides a programme of free, fun events and activities with hundreds of Irish children's authors, poets and illustrators involved this year.

Fingal County Librarian Betty Boardman said: 'Children's Book Festival provides a great opportunity for parents to encourage their children to move away from screens and to discover the pleasure of reading books. Libraries in Fingal are packed with good reads for children of all ages and staff are happy to recommend titles.'

Fingal Independent

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