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David Walliams thanks the people of Donegal 13.04.19

CHILDREN’s author and comedian David Walliams thanked the people of Donegal for choosing his book Mr Stink in their One Book One Community initiative. In his video message David Walliams spoke of how thrilled he was that Donegal had selected Mr Stink for this initiative and he wished all participants well.
Mr Stink is a hilarious and charming story, filled with love, life and surprising secrets! Chloe, the loneliest girl in the world, makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. One day, she decides to help him out when she realises he might be driven out of town.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of Read DL 2019 in Letterkenny Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill congratulated all those who participated in this year’s initiative explaining to pupils how “reading is a pastime that will reap long term rewards”.
This year saw the Read DL initiative grow to include 56 primary schools, 13 post primary schools, Youthreach centres, Learning for Living centres, 3 community groups, students at LYIT and families.
A total of 2285 books were distributed throughout the county and 100 copies were made publicly available through the library network. In addition, new dimensions were added such as; the development of a Read DL app, 3 library family events, 2 public reading events and an exhibition of artwork at the LYIT.
This year’s short story competition was once again very popular receiving almost 200 entries with winning entries in the primary category by Alice O’Connor from Drumman NS and in the post primary by Sofia Fullerton from Crana College.
For more information and to access learning activities to accompany Mr Stink visit www.readdonegal.com .
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