Ballynacarrigy Library celebrates prize giving during Children’s BookFest 2012
On Tuesday 9th October, parents and children gathered in Ballynacarrigy Library to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge prize giving.
Local librarian Cecilia Connolly was joined by Acting County Librarian Paula O’Dornan who presented the prizes.
- Emma Ballesty (Gold Challenge)
- Gary Rodgers (Silver Challenge)
- Caoimhe Donohue (Silver Challenge)
- Aoife Lambert (Bronze Challenge)
- Thomas Gruselle (Bronze Challenge)
- Adam Keegan (Bronze Challenge)
Paula paid tribute to the parents who supported the Summer Reading Challenge and the children who worked their way through favourites such as Horrid Henry, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and old favourites like Enid Blyton over the summer.
The prize giving took place as part of the celebrations for Children’s Book Festival 2012, an annual event which encourages children to explore reading and creativity.
Earlier in the month, some younger children in Ballynacarrigy NS had the opportunity to meet author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney. Dolores not only entranced the children with facts and stories from her book, If I were a Bee, she also took the opportunity to show children how to use honey in smoothies, working from a recipe in her book Beelicious recipes.
During Bookfest, children in Ballynacarrigy still have the chance to take part in a competition to design a poster.
Working with the Environment Section of Westmeath County Council, Westmeath County Library Service is challenging children to design a poster based on the following Hallowe’en themes:
1) Be safe and seen when Trick’r’treat’n
2) Dangers of bonfires and fireworks
3) Keeping your pets safe at Hallowe’en The competition is open to children aged 4-13 years old.
Further details on the competition can be found on our website www.westmeathcoco.ie/library/
Information on Ballynacarrigy Library opening hours and services can also be found on the website or by contacting Cecilia on 044 9373882