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Summer Stars Reading Adventure!

Date and time: 16 June 2021 @ 00:00 to 16 August 2021 @ 00:00

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 will receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!

 

The Summer Stars Reading Challenge is completely free to access on our website and runs in tandem with our Summer Programme of events which are also free of charge!

Registration: Pick up a Reading Card from your local branch – all our libraries in Cavan are open – just check local opening hours.

Visit your library to stock up on your summer reads - we have an amazing selection of children's books for all ages and interests!

Encourage your child to record any books, comics or magazines they read over the summer months and on visiting the library we will stamp all reading cards to keep the momentum going!

Every child who reads a book over the summer can receive a certificate.  You can return your child’s Reading Card to one of our library branches before August 31st to make sure they receive a Reading Achievement certificate AND we will have draw at the end of the summer for some well deserved prizes!

 

Summer Stars on BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s eBooks and eAudio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. Thousands of childrens ebooks and eAudiobooks available for download now! This is free for all members to use anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join online for free today.

BorrowBox Summer Stars 0-4   BorrowBox Summer Stars 5-8

BorrowBox Summer Stars 9-12 

 

 

SUMMER STARS ACTIVITIES and LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMME

Story Competition:  As well an enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition. There are three age categories with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.

Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff through our social media Pages as part of Cavan Library Service Summer Programme. If govenment restrictions allow, in-person storytime will return to our libraries for small groups... KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA for updates!

Online Activities: Check our Events Page for our upcoming Summer Programme full of events and activities including Clayotic Clay Modelling, Online Puppet Show and Online Magic Show!  All events are listed on Eventbrite... don't delay as places will book out fast!

Cavan Library Colouring Competition:  We'll get children busy with crayons and pencils in July and August. Entry details coming soooooooon! 

 

If you can’t visit our libraries you can download the Summer Stars Reading Card 

Download Summer Stars Reading Card English   Download Summer Stars Reading Card Irish

and get in touch with us before August 31st to register your childs name for a reading Achievement Certificate – call 049 4378505 or email library@cavancoco.ie.

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Summer Stars Storytime!

Date and time: 16 June 2021 @ 00:00 to 31 August 2021 @ 00:00

 

Summer Stars Reading Adventure!

 

When: 13 June - 31 August

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. 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 bookwill receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!

Find out more about Registration and Activities with Cavan Library Service. See www.summerstars.ie too!

 

Storytime Online!

 

When:  Every Thurs 22 July - 19 Aug

Cavan Library Staff love to gather the little ones around for a story so we have jumped online for the summer to bring the delight of storytime into your home.  Suitable for 3-6 yr olds. 

Available at facebook.com/CavanLibrary and at www.cavanlibrary.ie/events

if govenment restrictions allow, in-person storytime will return to our libraries for small groups... KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA for updates!

 

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Centenary Lecture Series 2020-2021

Date and time: 24 July 2020 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2021 @ 00:00

Cavan County Council’s Historian in Residence, Dr Brendan Scott has been appointed to draw a Cavan based focus on the Decade of Centenaries.

History lectures, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays are among the range initiatives planned as Dr Scott charts this tumultuous period in Irish history.  All content can be found on www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries and on facebook.com/cavancoco

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Fortnightly Podcast Series from 22 July 2021

NEW!!! The first episode in the new 'Cavan History' Podcast Series is available on SpotifyAcast and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries.

In this first episode Dr. Jonathan Cherry and Historian in Residence Dr. Brendan Scott discuss 'Lord Farnham and Partition'  Tune in fornightly on Thursday evenings from 22 July for new episodes!

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Fortnightly Webisodes  3rd June -  9th August.

Webisodes will premiere on Cavan County Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries on Thursdays at 7.30pm every fornight from 3rd June -  9th August.

View past webisodes here

Historian-In-Residence Webisode No. 1 

‘The Death of Captain Thomas Sheridan’

In May 1920, Tom Sheridan, a young IRA volunteer from Ballinagh, was shot and later died of wounds he received while taking part in an ambush. This short lecture discusses Tom and the controversial nature of his death.

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Historian-In-Residence Webisode No. 2 

‘The Battle of Lappanduff, 8th May 1921’

In the early hours of 8 May 1921, a military engagement now known as the Battle of Lappanduff took place between the IRA and Crown forces, which was to end in the death of a Belfast-born Volunteer, Sean McCartney, the arrest of a further eight Volunteers and the confiscation of a large consignment of IRA weapons and ammunition. This short webisode investigates this dark day in the IRA’s War of Independence in East Cavan.

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Historian-In-Residence  Webisode No. 3 

'The Death of John Finlay'

'In the early hours of Sunday, 12 June 1921, John Finlay, the retired Church of Ireland dean of Leighlin, was taken by members of the IRA from his home at Brackley in Bawnboy, and killed. The circumstances surrounding the controversial death of this popular clergyman have always been unclear. This short webisode will discuss Finlay, his death and memorialisation'

Historian-In-Residence Webisode No. 4 

'The Gaeltacht in Glangevlin, 1921'

On 12 July 1291, a gaeltacht college was opened in Glangevlin, which ran with great success over a number of years. This short webisode discusses its foundation, some of the people involved and the story of the Glangevlin Gaeltacht College. 

 

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Cavan Library service is delighted to present this Centenary Lecture Series which was originally showcased in September/October 2020.           

Speakers include Dr Sinéad McCoole, Dr Brian Hughes, Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Dr Darragh Gannon, John Dorney and Dr Mary McAuliffe.

You can still access the full lectures below at any time.  Share details with friends and colleagues too!                                                                                                  

This lecture series forms part of Cavan County Council’s Decade of Centenaries 2020 programme and is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

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Spring Into Storytime - Join Us!

Date and time: 31 March 2021 @ 00:00 to 30 April 2022 @ 00:00

Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime programme promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country this April.  Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Cavan Library Service will organise virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy.

The programme provides an ideal opportunity for children to take time to enjoy a variety of stories through online storytimes by library staff and authors and experience reading as an activity which is fun, entertaining and allows families to share this happy time together.

Reading with children and access to books has many important long-term benefits. Children who develop an interest in stories and reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity and imagination, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older. The Spring into Storytime initiative is a creative way in which children’s literacy skills can be developed.

You and your family can enjoy the following - click on the links below to explore all we have on offer for Spring Into Storytime 2020!

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Join author and magician Colin Walker as he reads from his book 'Buggle Valley'. Enjoy a little bit of MAGIC too!!

Join author and magician Colin Walker as he reads from his book 'The Sneeze Beez'. He has a cute rabbit friend joining him!

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Join author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney as she reads her book and 'If I were a Bee'.  Learn all about the honey bee and how honey is made - from hive to honeypot!

 

Join author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney as she reads her book and 'Dee the Bee'.  Learn all about the honey bee and how honey is made - from hive to honeypot! PREMIERES 26 APRIL

Bee colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary

    

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Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'The President's Cat' by Peter Donnelly.

Cat colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary   

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Join Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'Brian and the Vikings' by Chris Judge.

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Join Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'The Magic Moment' by Niall Breslin

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'The Easter Bunny's Cracked Egg' & The Bellamont Bear and the Easter Bunny'

Join author and magician Colin Walker as he perfoms his story 'The Easter Bunny's Cracked egg'. 

He also shows Bellamont Bear on a wander in Erica's Fairy Forest and tells the story 'The Bellamont Bear and the Easter Bunny!

      

Easter Bunny colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary

 

For more you can follow our social media channels at facebook.com/cavanlibrary. You can also visit www.librariesireland.ie where online storytimes from library staff all over Ireland will be uploaded.

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