THROUGHOUT the month of
April, Donegal Library Service will deliver an
exciting programme of online events aimed at children
aged 0-10 and their families. The programme will
reinforce the importance of reading and sharing stories
and will focus especially on reading together within the
family. Reading or listening to stories with your family
is a wonderful way to relax and have fun and also
supports the child’s communication and concentration
The Library Service is disappointed that you will not be
able to join them physically in your local library for
Spring into Storytime 2021. However they have a
fantastic range of events to offer you online; from
author readings and cookery demonstrations, to music and
craft workshops and even a family book quiz where you
can win fantastic family day out passes.
To open the programme they have a one hour clinic with
the Book Doctor who will chat in the comments on
Facebook with parents and guardians recommending books
for the young readers in their lives.
The schedule for all the events can be found at www.donegallibrary.ie
in the ‘What’s on’ calendar section.
Studies show that regular
reading for pleasure at a young age leads to a happier,
more fulfilling future. Reading to children aged 4-5
years every day has a significant positive effect on
their reading and cognitive abilities and helps to
develop language and literacy skills.
Donegal Library Service have tips and advice to help
parents and guardians develop their child’s love of
reading. For more information please see the Love Books
section on their website at