Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ballybane Library Children’s Week 15th to 18th July

“Ballybane library recently hosted a special programme of events for children. Events included arts & crafts workshops, dance classes and a special visit by renowned storyteller, Rab Swannock Fulton, who entertained the audience with funny and zany tales from around the world.

All the events were booked out well in advance and feedback from participants and their parents/guardians was extremely positive.

One hundred and sixty five young readers have registered for the Summer Reading Programme “Team Read”. Participants read up to six books, complete an optional review of the books and receive stickers for each book they have read. In the Autumn, there will be a special celebration in the library and participants who have successfully completed the programme will receive a certificate. Ballybane Library is also offering “Team Read : Book Crawl” which encourages parents to read to younger children.

Storytelling for pre-school children takes place every Friday throughout the year at 12.15pm. Storytime for 5 to 8 year olds takes place every Friday at 3.30pm.

Ballybane Library received an excellent review in the Family Time section of the Galway Advertiser. The facilities available for children, including an extensive selection of educational toys, received particular praise.”

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