Family Time at your library this Christmas

Promoting reading as a fun activity for children

Family Time at your library this Christmas

Donegal Library Service is running ‘Family Time at Your Library’ events this December to get families in the festive mood on the run up to Christmas.

With Christmas fast approaching, Donegal Library Service want to get you in the mood this holiday season by running ‘Family Time at Your Library’ events in all thirteen libraries in December.

‘Family Time at Your Library’ is part of the national Right to Read campaign which supports a family-focused approach to children’s reading, with the aim of promoting reading as a fun recreational activity for children. We hope to increase awareness, among parents and families, in services and resources for children in public libraries.

 Senior executive librarian, Donna Cavanagh, commented: “The Library Service is delighted to be holding free fun events for children and parents to enjoy together. The libraries are open to all and we are always working to improve the service we offer to everyone. Your library card holds so much potential and we are confident you will have an enjoyable time at your local Family Time at your Library event”.

 So, to anticipate the joy of snuggling down with a really good book over the Christmas holidays, come along to one of their free events. These include ‘Christmas Family Storytime’ in the winter decorated junior library section in Central Library, ‘Christmas Stories and Songs’ with Emma Porter from Vivid Performance school of drama in Buncrana Library, ‘Pyjama Party and Storytelling’ with Mrs Claus in Carndonagh Library, and ‘Design your own Christmas Decorations’ in Twin Towns Library where you can also enjoy the crafts table and some festive treats.

Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair will also have a ‘Cóisir Phitseámaí le Scéalaíocht ‘An Treain Pholach’ le Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh.


For more information on events please visit their website or contact your local library to book a place. They are also on Facebook and Twitter @ Donegal County Library so please keep an eye out for more great events!

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