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Another lively library visit…
I went to award-winning Ballyroan Library on October 17, as part of Children’s Book Festival – much gratitude to Ann Dunne and Margaret Bentley of South Dublin Libraries for the invitation, and to Mairead, Emma and all the library staff. What a lucky day it was when I met Executive Librarian Ann at fellow author Michael Fewer‘s 4th of July book launch on Hellfire Hill…
Lots of the local pupils from Ballyroan Boys’ National School and St Colmcille’s Senior National School entered the colouring competition for the chance to win a signed copy of The Red-Letter Day. We selected two of Kerry Hugill’s brilliant book illustrations for the competition: Trinity Library and Padraig Pearse rehearsing the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on the Ha’penny Bridge (click HERE to see them). The entries were SO GOOD that I awarded an extra book as a main prize, and several bookmarks as runners-up prizes. Well done to all concerned…
Thank you so much to all the Ballyroan and Knocklyon pupils (and their teachers, of course!) for coming, and for all their lively questions afterwards (this is often my favourite part…) – and hope to see you again soon.