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'Spring into Storytime' online this May 08.05.20

DONEGAL County Library Service is always looking for new fun and exciting ways to offer interesting and educational services to parents and children. This May, their ‘Spring into Storytime’ programme will feature online storytime sessions to replace the fun Rhymetime and Storytime sessions normally enjoyed at your local library with your favourite librarians.
All sessions are featured on Donegal Library’s Facebook page .
Sessions will feature Irish authors and Irish published books and with this in mind the Library Service is excited that author Malachy Doyle will read his book Collywobble on Saturday, 9th May, at 10:30am.
Donna Cavanagh, Senior Executive Librarian with Donegal County Council Library Service said, “Spring into Storytime is a great opportunity to relax as a family and enjoy some wonderful music and story sessions. We are so lucky here in Donegal to have local artists working with us. ‘Spring into Storytime’ is further affirmation that we want to encourage a more family focused approach to reading with children.”

All sessions will be entirely digital and featured on Donegal Library’s Facebook page and will include:

Bernie Doherty from Boogie Bugs will showcase a series of 10 minute pre school music sessions. It will include some of Boogie Bugs own songs and traditional ones we all know and love. The dates and content are as follows:

Saturday 16th May at 10:30am
Hello Boogie Bugs, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Busy Buzzy Bee, Hands Up If You Like Watermelon, ABC, You Are My Sunshine and Until Next Time

Saturday 23rd May at 10:30am
Hello Boogie Bugs, Row Row Row Your Boat, I Love Green, Humpty Dumpty, Silly Shape Song, I’m Taking Some Time To Look At The Stars, Freeze Song and Until Next Time.

Saturday 30th May at 10:30am
Hello Boogie Bugs, Incy Wincy Spider, I Was Walking Round the Farm, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, I’d Like to be Your Friend and Until Next Time.

Karen Edwards is a storyteller and musician and has a charming delivery style where she often combines storytelling with a little bit of music on her flute or tin whistle! Karen will read two stories as follows:

Wednesday 13th May at 10:30am
Rabbit and the magic Apple Tree’ tells of how Rabbit discovers the secret password for the door in the magic apple tree and saves the tree from the evil spirit of the wicked wolf.

Wednesday 27th May at 10:30am
‘How the Midgies came to be’ which tells of how the people of Inverness in Scotland defeated the Ice-giant Threim and how the Midgies came to Ireland.

For more information please visit the What’s On page at www.donegallibrary.ie or follow Donegal County Library on Facebook or Twitter.
Libraries are currently closed to the public, however, the library offers a wide range of online resources including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-comics, e-magazines and a huge range of online courses including online courses to help build children’s confidence and reading skills.
For more information on these support services please see Inspiring Young Readers .
Best of all it’s all completely free. If you have any general queries please contact us on 074 91 53900 or email central@donegallibrary.ie .

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