In recognition of the implementation of the Right to Read literacy support services, Tipperary Library Service has been awarded the Right to Read Award 2017 by the Department of Rural and Community Development
This is in recognition of the standard at which library services are providing literacy and reading supports to families, children, schools and pre-schools in Tipperary through our 12 libraries, The Schools Department in Headquarters and the School Mobile.
* Spring into Storytime – 380 children enjoyed 23 Storytimes in 11 libraries during the month of April
Summer Stars – 2095 children participated in the Summer Reading Programme, with 1416 of them attending summer events in their local library
* Childrens Book Festival – 2067 children attended 1 of the 48 events held in 11 libraries across Tipperary, which allows children to meeting and engage with authors and illustrators.
* Family Time at the Library Activities – 2737 children and parents attended 136 events such as Arts and Crafts, awards ceremonies, open family fun days, Puppet shows, Magic, Teddy Bear Picnic, Teddy Bear sleepover
* Provision of Library Services to Schools – 417 classes visited libraries in Tipperary in 2017, Primary School Teachers borrowed 15931 books for their classes, 47071 books were borrowed by children through the schools mobile
Since 2017, we have been growing and developing our events programme to include lego clubs and science workshop, so please watch out for great, free events and programmes to help your family enjoy reading and learning!