Spring into Storytime online
sessions will now be available online thanks to
cooperation between local library services and Irish
‘Spring into Storytime’ is the name of libraries’
annual celebration of families reading together.
This year Donegal libraries want to highlight the
incredible work of Irish authors, inviting everyone
to #LoveIrishWriting. Library buildings may be
closed in Inishowen, but in partnership with Irish
writers and publishers, they are encouraging you to
celebrate great Irish writing with librarians online
instead of in your local branch.
Throughout Spring into Storytime, Donegal Libraries
along with special guests will deliver online storytelling
sessions aimed at families to help reinforce
the importance of reading at home. The sessions will
feature special guest appearances from local
children’s author Malachy Doyle reading some of his
most popular works.
A series of 4 recordings will be released on the
Donegal County Library Facebook page at...
• 10.30am on Saturday 11th & 18th of April and 2nd &
Storytime in the
library is a special shared time for families and,
thanks to the generosity of Irish publishers and
writers, librarians will be able keep storytime alive online for our youngest members.
Library storytimes are a fun way for children to
enjoy stories, especially those who may not have
access to books in the home or do not have access to
new books at this time.
Our libraries are a fantastic resource to transform,
enrich and inspire and this year’s Spring into
Storytime sessions will be entirely
digital and featured on
Donegal County Library Facebook page.
Donna Cavanagh, Senior Executive Librarian with
Donegal County Council Library Service said, “We are
so lucky here in Donegal to have international
children’s author Malachy Doyle working with us on
Spring into Storytime. We have also been able to
work with Irish publishers to feature Irish writing
in this year’s programme and we are keen to help
families relax with their children in a virtual
environment while enjoying some special ‘family
time’ with our libraries.”
Libraries in Inishowen are currently closed to the
public at the moment, but did you know that the
library also offers a range of online resources
including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-comics, parenting
magazines, and huge range of online courses and it’s
all completely free.
For more information visit the What’s On page at
www.donegallibrary.ie or follow Donegal County
Library on Facebook or Twitter.