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Going Places with Books - Summer Reading Buzz
Dublin City


Dublin City Public Libraries and the libraries of South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council, Kildare County Council and Longford Local Authorities are encouraging children to read during their summer holidays with the Summer Reading Buzz.


Children aged between 7 and 12 can sign up for a Buzz membership card in their local library. This membership card is stamped with a bee stamp each time the child reads a library book and completed cards, containing 10 stamps, will be entered in library prize draws for lots of exciting prizes. Children can keep reading, keep collecting stamps on membership cards and keep entering the prize draw during July and August! Children who complete the Buzz will also receive a reading certificate from their library, as well as free bookmarks, wristbands and pencils.


Dublin City Public Libraries Summer Events Programme for children will also run throughout July and August and will have a special emphasis on books, reading and stories to complement the Summer Reading Buzz. The programme will include the Children’s Art in Libraries programme, with workshops and events celebrating visual art, storytelling, drama, music and performance and will appeal to all ages from toddlers to teens.


Download a copy of the summer programme here



01 Jul 2014
31 Aug 2014

Dublin Festival of History

The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. Now in its second year the vision of the Dublin Festival of History remains to provide those with an interest in history and who enjoy reading history for pleasure, an opportunity to listen and discuss a variety of history topics with authors and historians of national and international renown.


Full programme details and online booking will be available soon on http://www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

26 Sep 2014
03 Oct 2014

Dublin Book Festival
Dublin 8


The Dublin Book Festival will return to Smock Alley Theatre and other satellite venues across the city from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th November. The Dublin Book Festival will be working with Dublin Writers Festival again this year and will have a wonderful Short Story Event at Smock Alley Theatre on Thursday May 22nd at 1pm. 

Check out www.dublinbookfestival.com for updates on plans for the festival.

13 Nov 2014
16 Nov 2014


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