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Free Books For School Children In Wicklow

Green TD Steven Matthews has confirmed the renewal of the My Little Library Initiative for another year.

This project, which is supported and provided for by Green Party Minister Roderic O’ Gorman, will once again supply free books for children in Wicklow who will be starting school this September.

The books, provided through local libraries, are available through English or Irish and are targeted at this age group. 

Speaking about the renewal of the initiative, Deputy Matthews said:

“I warmly welcome the confirmation of the renewal of the My Little Library Initiative. All Children in Wicklow starting primary school in September this year are entitled to a free bag of books, available in English or Irish. Book bags are available at the library throughout the summer.

“We are very fortunate in Wicklow to have access to a wonderful library service with over 13 libraries around the county. These libraries play a vital role in a child’s development and provide an invaluable service to communities across Wicklow.

This announcement comes just after Wicklow Library service was recognised as a Library of Sanctuary, creating safe and welcoming spaces for all so we should be hugely proud of our libraries and thankful to everyone that makes them safe and accessible places.

“I would encourage all parents with children starting school this September to pop into their local library over the summer to collect their bag and join the library for a lifetime of stories and reading. This initiative will help children in the transition to primary school and promote a lifelong love of learning. A special thank you must also go to all the wonderful staff in our Wicklow libraries for their help in rolling out this initiative.,” concluded Deputy Matthews.

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