Home

Events

Childrens Book Festival 2021 - Join in everyone!

Date and time: 01 October 2021 @ 00:00 to 30 October 2021 @ 00:00

Welcome to Children's Book Festival 2021

The annual Children’s Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland. This October we have authors zooming into primary schools across the county, an art competition for all the budding illustrators in Cavan and Spooky Halloween storytime for school children. 

Things you and your child can do together during Children's Book Festival

1. Visit your local library to JOIN - children and adults of any age can join for free!

2. Challenge your child to borrow and read 3 books during October 

3. Challenge yourself to read a bedtime story with your child 6 times in the month - it's a special  experience you will both enjoy, that will have so many benefits for your child!

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Author Visits

The annual Children’s Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland.

This October we're delighted to announce that school children across Cavan will have the opportunity to meet some of their favourite authors including Sarah WebbMichael Smith, Natasha Mac a'BháirdJackie Burke agus Caitlin Ni Chualáin.

Authors will be zooming into classrooms to tell the children all about their books, writing and to answer eager questions from their audience.

Sarah Webb 

Introducing her latest book 'The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street' to schools on Friday 1st October

 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 

Competition Time!

As part of our Children's Book Festival programme, we have an art competition for budding illustrators! 

We want you to design a scary mask from their imagination or based on a spooky character they have read about in a book.
Two age groups 4-8yrs and 9-13yrs.
 
 
Please use the entry templates below, fill in the contact form for your entry and return to your local library.  The closing date for entries is Saturday 16th October.  We look forward to being being spooked! 
 
 
 
Entry forms also available in your local library.
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

Spooky Storytime in the Classroom

Librarians Kathleen and Jonathan from Johnston Central Library will be donning their best Halloween costumes for a bit of fun and storytime for Jnr Infants - 1st Class pupils in Cavan.

At 11.45am on Wednesday 20 October teachers and pupils can join in the fun to get into the Halloween SPIRIT... see what we did there!

Email libraryevents@cavancoco.ie to register your interest

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________