Louth County Council Library Service have launched the ‘My Little Library Book Bag’ initiative to help children across the county navigate the beginning of primary school.
Libraries Ireland has put together a free bag of books for primary school aged children that can be collected at any library branch in County Louth.
Louth Library Service is welcoming all 4 and 5 year old children in to collect their book bags and begin their library membership journey.
Book bags are available in both Irish and English and contain:
- Three books on starting school, making friends and being comfortable to be yourself.
- A story card on going to the library.
- A postcard the child can write or draw on and send to their teacher, or bring to give to the teacher on their first day at school.
- Their very own library card and special ‘My Little Library’ cardholder.
- The ‘My Little Library Book Bag’ initiative is a collaboration between libraries, the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth as part of the First 5 Strategy.
Amanda Branigan, Acting County Librarian, Louth Library Service, said, “we hope that once they visit the library to pick up the book bag, our new library members will come back regularly to keep their bag filled up with borrowed books and to take part in storytimes and fun activities which are all free.”
Free bags can be collected at Louth Library Service:
Dundalk Library, Roden Place, Dundalk, A91 RC44
Drogheda Library, Stockwell Lane, Drogheda, A92 PY20
Ardee Library, Market Square, Ardee, A92 XH22
Carlingford Library, Newry St. Carlingford A91 N226
Dunleer Library, Station Road, Dunleer, A92 W322
Source: Louth County Council