Sligo Libraries hosting Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Sligo Library Service Summer Stars Reading Adventure, the exciting, free, reading-based programme, ran across the country in all library branches from late June to the end of August.

Across the county over 1600 children joined the program, with 250 new children joining Sligo Central library alone. Together they read over 30,000 library books!

Our love of reading during the summer inspired us to encourage our readers with fun little collectible presents for each return visit they made to the library. The children collected a bag, reading card, pencil, eraser, bookmark and activity sheets and were awarded with a medal and certificate.

During Certificate and Medal week children could get their photo taken with our fun Summer Stars selfie-frame and take their photo home straight away!

We also ran an exciting competition in-store and on our Facebook pages to win a beautiful new school bag filled with sweets, pencil case and notepad that generated great excitement.

The book reviews that children entered the competition with are now in a big folder in the children’s section to inspire new readers as they come into the library

Bliain na Gaeilge Art Competition Winn

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady along with Síomha Ní Ruairc of Bliain na Gaeilge presented Rachel Ní Gallachair of Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré with a €1,000 award for the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge art competition, in a presentation ceremony at Sligo Central Library.

Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 is a celebration of the Irish language and 125 years since the beginning of the Irish language revival. As part of the celebrations Bliain na Gaeilge and Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia held an art competition in the month of March with a €32,000 prize fund. Over 5,000 students took part in the competition and each county winner will receive €1,000 to be given to the winner and their school.

Speaking at the presentation, Síomha Ní Ruairc, Bliain na Gaeilge Co-ordinator, Conradh na Gaeilge said:

“It was great to be in Sligo Central Library today to present the county award for the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge art competition. With the thousand of entries from all over the country Rachel Ní Gallachair and her teacher múinteoir Samantha Ní Bheirn should be very proud of their achievement today.”

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady said:

“It was a great honour to present Rachel Ní Gallachair, Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré with the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge award. As Mayor it is always a great privilege to engage with schools in the county and to see such talent as evident today. Congratulations to Rachel, and Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré”

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