Saturday, February 11, 2012

'Start Reading Initiative' in Ballybane Library

On Wednesday 1st February, the Mayor of the city of Galway, Councillor Hildegarde Naughton, visited Ballybane library for the launch of the “Start Reading initiative”

The aims of the initiative are as follows;
   To introduce children to the library service and all it offers
·         To encourage children to become readers
·         To encourage children to join the library
·         To instill a culture of reading at a young age
85 Junior Infants,  their parents and teachers from Holy Trinity National School, Mervue attended the event. The pupils were presented with library membership cards and a library bag with two books.

The event was a great success and is the first in a series of visits to Ballybane library by local Junior Infants and their parents.
 The Start Reading Initiative is a pilot project in Tuam and Ballybane Libraries by Galway County Libraries

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