December 3, 2022

Kilkenny Library Service recognised for efforts in helping people to read

Kilkenny Library Service has been recognised with an award for its ongoing work to support literacy development.

The county library service was presented with the Right to Read Champion Award from Rural Development Minister Seán Canney, at a recent ceremony in Local Government House in Dublin.

“Right to Read” supports literacy development for individuals, families and children, and provides core services, resources and initiatives for a range of user groups.

Kilkenny’s Right to Read Action plan for 2018 saw 4,771 children take part in library initiatives such as “Summer Stars Reading Challenge” and “Spring into Storytime.”

As part of the programme, the library service made 556 class visits. They hosted the “StorySack” initiative, they promoted the Aistear project expansion, which included providing specialised stock for the Kilkenny mobile library, and ran the Battle of Wits competition for Transition Year students.

Aisling Kelly, Right to Read Coordinator, Kilkenny said: “We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of our Right to Read Network in Kilkenny, and we will continue to work together to improve and develop literacy supports, resources and initiatives for the county.”


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