February was a month of literary delight at various library branches across Cavan as Library members and attendees enthusiastically embraced the spirit of Ireland Reads. From family storytimes to engaging discussions, the celebrations were diverse and vibrant.


The festivities kicked off with a plethora of activities including family storytimes, specially tailored sessions for school visits, and creative endeavours such as colouring bookmarks and bunting. These initiatives aimed to foster a love for reading among attendees of all ages.


The pinnacle of the month-long celebration was Ireland Reads day, observed on Saturday, February 24th. Johnston Central Library played host to a captivating conversation between renowned figures Michael Harding and Dani Gill. Their discussion delved into the profound significance of reading, writing, and creativity in their personal and professional lives, inspiring all in attendance.


Meanwhile, Bailieborough Library treated literature enthusiasts to a series of enriching poetry workshops led by the esteemed Noel Monaghan. These sessions provided a platform for budding poets to hone their craft and explore the nuances of verse.


In a heartwarming display of cultural exchange, Cootehill Library organized an English and Ukrainian storytime, fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity within the community.


Virginia Library adorned its children's section with charmingly decorated bunting, lovingly coloured by local children, setting the stage for a delightful family storytime that left attendees enchanted.


Belturbet Library welcomed esteemed local Poet and Author P.J. Kennedy, who shared his inspiring journey to becoming a writer with a captivated audience, offering insights and encouragement to aspiring wordsmiths.


Rounding off the celebrations, Arva Library hosted a lively springtime arts and crafts workshop, adding a touch of creativity to mark the occasion.


The Ireland Reads festivities at Cavan Libraries not only celebrated the joy of reading but also highlighted the power of literature to connect communities, inspire creativity, and enrich lives. As the month came to a close, the spirit of Ireland Reads continued to linger, leaving a lasting impact on all who participated.


Michael Harding and Dani Gill in conversation on Ireland Reads Day, Saturday February 24th, in Johnston Central Library.


Michael Harding and Dani Gill with a captivated audience on Ireland Reads Day, Saturday February 24th, in Johnston Central Library.


All the family getting involved on Ireland Reads Day in Arva Library.


Local Poet and Author P.J. Kennedy and his audience in Belturbet Library on Ireland Reads Day.


Students from Fairgreen NS enjoying a story in the lead up to Ireland Reads Day with Belturbet Librarian Jacqueline.


Students from Gaelscoil Bhreifne borrowing their books for Ireland Reads Day from Johnston Central Library.


Students from St. Clare's called into Johnston Central Library to borrow books for Ireland Reads Day.


Students from St. Felim's National School borrowed their books for Ireland Reads Day from Johnston Central Library.


Storytime for all the family in full swing in Johnston Central Library in the lead up to Ireland Reads Day.


The new Virginia Library craft group supporting Ireland Reads Day.


Another very special family storytime in full swing in Virginia Library.

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