Saturday, June 26, 2010

One Book, One Tuam’ - Tuam library

One Book, One Tuam’ was a reading initiative which took place in Tuam from January to March 2010. Tuam Library collaborated with local schools and groups for the project which was funded by RAPID and Galway County Council Arts Office. The aim of the initiative was to encourage children and adults alike to read ‘Cirque du freak’ by Darren Shan, an Irish author.
The project was a great success with over 600 children in Tuam town receiving a free copy of the book and taking part in associated events. One of the highlights was a ‘flash dance’ which took place on the streets of Tuam where children performed a specially choreographed dance while in scary costumes!
The project was officially launched by Leo Moran from The Sawdoctors and Tuam Town Mayor Tom Reilly. This is the second year that such a project took place in Tuam and will hopefully become an annual event. In 2009 the book which was enjoyed was ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Patterson. One of events of the 2009 project was filmed and shown on The Den.

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