Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.
County Kildare Libraries have teamed up with libraries nationwide, publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep Well initiative and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment.
The campaign is asking everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ on Ireland Reads Day, Thursday, February 25th. A new website www.irelandreads.ie has been set up where people can pledge to read on the day and see how much time has been pledged by the Irish public so far.
Ireland Reads: 10 Books You Should Read
The Kildare Readers’ Festival committee have organised a special Ireland Reads edition of 10 Books You Should Read. We are delighted to have two fantastic independent bookshop owners Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books in Kilcullen and Neil Paul of Tertulia Bookshop in Westport, Co. Mayo. Dawn and Neil will each discuss five of their all-time favourite reads and why it is they love these books so much. There’ll also be an opportunity at the end of the talk for the audience to ask some questions and hopefully come away with some additional recommendations in the process.
This talk will be hosted on Zoom and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-reads-10-books-you-should-read-tickets-141058193855
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