Can you ‘squeeze in a read'
IRELAND Reads is a new
campaign to get the whole country reading in the lead up
to a national day of reading tomorrow, Thursday February
Inishowen Libraries have teamed up with libraries
nationwide, publishers, booksellers, authors and others
for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep
Well initiative and aims to celebrate reading and all
the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment.
The campaign is asking
everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ tomorrow, Thursday
February 25th, on Ireland Reads Day. A new website
has been set up where people can pledge to read on the
day and see how much time has been pledged by the Irish
public so far.
The website also offers book recommendations suited to a
person’s interests and the time they have available.
There are more than 800 recommendations from librarians
all around the country. You can simply enter your
favourite type of book and how long you would like to
read each day and the website will offer a suitable book
suggestion and work out how long it will take to
complete – a couch to 5k for books!
It doesn’t matter how long you read for or what you
read, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an avid reader, a
reluctant reader, a lapsed reader or a new reader, this
campaign is for you. Find out about all that is
happening on Ireland Reads Day at