for March, 2017


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  Great to be part of the One Book, One Tuam reading drive this week. Schoolchildren, parents and other locals, young and old, from (what some claim to be) the smallest city in the world, have all been reading a book chosen by Tuam librarians. Now in its eighth year, the annual project boosts literacy, builds […]

Beyond words

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A big cheer for Silent Books. This travelling exhibition of more than 100 wordless picture books from around the world has arrived in Ballyroan Library, South Dublin, for the first leg of a national tour. The exhibition is part of a project started in 2012 by iBbY (the International Board on Books for Young People) […]


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One of the highlights of my week is working with the children of asylum seekers at a direct provision centre. I won’t name it – not because of the bad press that so often surrounds direct provision – but to protect the anonymity of families and staff. In fact, while the system of direct provision […]