Cavan County Library Service has been organising Children's Book Festival events in October for many years, and it remains a central focus of our annual programming calendar. The aim is to spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children in local primary schools.
This year through the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, a bumper programme of author visits, storytellers, drama workshops, and puppet shows is planned, and has been offered to schools in the county. The response has been fantastic. Primary school children from the surrounds of Ballyconnell, Arva, Belturbet, Cavan, Cootehill, Bailieborough will get a chance to visit local branch libraries in the county or alternatively receive a visit from some of the visiting professional storytellers and authors, thus promoting children’s literature, encouraging children to read, and to use their local branch library on a regular basis!