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Cavan author to launch Cavan Library Summer Reads on 24 June!

Delighted to have Cavan native and author, Eimear Lawlor, launch Cavan County Library 2021 Summer Reads on Saturday June 26th. She has been writing for a number of years and the idea for her first novel ‘Dublin's Girl’ came after she read her great aunt Vera McDonnell’s Military Bureau Witness statement. Naturally, ‘Dublin’s Girl’ is one of our featured books from our 2021 Summer Reads! More details of Cavan Library Summer Reads coming soon!!

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. It will run from 14th June - 31st August 2021. All children throughout Co. Cavan are invited to join the adventure and enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme and will receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!

Grow it Forward- Colouring Competition Closing date 26th June

To celebrate the wonderful progress of some of our younger gardeners we have a colouring competition with a garden theme! Download the competition from our events page or pick up an entry in your local library. Returns to be sent to Cootehill Library, Bridge St., Cootehill or emailed to cootehilllibrary@cavancoco.ie Happy colouring kids!



Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence, Dr Brendan Scott will present a programme of webisodes, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays in the coming months as part of the ongoing Decade of Centenaries Commemorations. 

Events will premiere on Cavan County Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries 


Join in and #GrowItForward. Together with @LibrariesIre, @HealthyIreland, @LGMAIreland have distributed 50k free seed packs to people across Ireland, asking them to share their seeds, seedlings or produce with 10 people.

How are you getting on with your Grow it Forward seeds?  Mags has a recorded a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.  Follow her videos HERE.

We would love to see how you are getting on. Send in your photos or videos to cootehilllibrary@cavancoco.ie or share on facebook.com/CavanLibrary


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Cavan Library Service publishes 'The Bookmark', a monthly newsletter which features up-to-date information on all Cavan libraries, our events and general library news.

View this months issue of The Bookmark here







The ‘Mind Yourself’ reading guide contains reviews and recommendations of over 400 books for children and young people from birth to age eighteen and is designed as a ‘first-aid kit’ for worries, sadness, loneliness, anxiety and any number of feelings that a young person may want to explore during these anxious times of COVID 19!

The guide contains mental health and wellbeing information from Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, including tips and coping strategies for young people and advice for adults on supporting children to build resilience.

The guide is available free of charge at your local library, and may be picked up free of charge when libraries re-open. In the meantime it may be downloaded HERE

Take a look at the CBI BOOKS MAKE THINGS BETTER guide too!



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