Participation in library reading scheme up 30%

A group of 127 young book worms were awarded certificates and medals last week for taking part in Carrick-on-Suir Library’s Summer Reading Tree scheme.

A group of 127 young book worms were awarded certificates and medals last week for taking part in Carrick-on-Suir Library’s Summer Reading Tree scheme.

Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir Cllr Liam Walsh presented the awards to the boys and girls at a party at the Library last Wednesday, September 19 to celebrate the end of this year’s scheme.

Participants in the Reading Tree scheme must read at least six books during the summer. The aim is to encourage children to establish a pattern of reading in their leisure time.

Senior Librarian Maura Barrett said there was close to a 30 per cent increase in the number of children taking part in the Summer Reading Tree scheme at Carrick-on-Suir Library this year.

“We are delighted so many children read so many books over this very bad summer, it is important to establish good reading habits from a young age.”

Carrick-on-Suir Library is open from Monday to Friday. It is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 5.30pm while on Wednesdays it is open from 1pm to 5pm to 8.30pm. Opening hours on Fridays are 10am to 5pm.