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Road Library hosted a very special Story time for local children read by
Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Lord Mayor of Belfast.
Lord Mayor delighted the young children with tales from one of her favourite
children’s story book Oisín and the Land of Tír na n-Óg. The event, which is
part of Libraries NI summer reading initiative The Big Summer Read, is one of a
large programme of free events aimed at offering fun and interactive ways to
keep children and teens reading during the summer holidays.
across Northern Ireland have read over 227,000 books since The Big Summer Read
began on 2 July. The
Big Summer Read helps prevent a ‘reading dip’ while children are off on holiday
better placing them to engage in school when they return in September.
Deirdre Hargey, Lord Mayor of Belfast said:
is fun to read this story again and during such a special time – it is so
important for children to have good literacy skills and besides keeping up
their reading skills, books provide them with entertainment throughout the
children interested in books at a young age really boosts their literacy and
provides a life skill that will stand the test of time in both education and
“Ormeau Road Library was buzzing with excited children listening to the Lord Mayor tell the legends tale of Oisín and the Land of Tír na n-Óg. The Big Summer Read is our biggest event of the summer and it is fantastic to have the Lord Mayor take time out of her busy schedule to hop on board and join in the fun. My sincere thanks to all involved in making today’s event a highlight of the summer calendar.”
The Big Summer Read is currently running in all 96 public libraries and 16 mobile libraries until Friday 31 August. There is still time to get involved by calling into your local library and picking up a passenger pack today! For further information please visit: www.librariesni.org.uk