29 May 2022

Campaign to get Kilkenny reading returns


Libraries throughout Kilkenny are taking part in Ireland Reads a campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Friday, February 25.

Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Healthy Ireland programme 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, Friday, February 25.
The pledge to read can be made at where you can also see how much time has been pledged by the Irish public so far and sign up for reading reminders.

The website also offers book recommendations suited to a person’s interests and the time they have available. There are more than 1,500 recommendations from librarians all around the country for all interests and reading levels.


Campaign partners and libraries all over the country will be running ‘Ireland Reads’ initiatives and events throughout February in the build up to Friday, February 25.

 Staff Recommended Reads Podcast
Join library staff Majella and Karyn, as they discuss staff recommendations on
our new podcast series. 8pm on Facebook &
 Bibliotherapy and Poetry therapy with Geraldine Campbell
Geraldine will give a short introduction to bibliotherapy and poetry therapy,
explaining how these can be used for a therapeutic effect.
9pm on Facebook &
 Storytimes, crafts, and book recommendations for Children
We will have storytimes and crafts for children available online

 Design your own bookmark
We will have specially printed bookmarks available in each of our libraries for
children to pick up and design and colour.
As part of the Little Libraries initiative, bookmarks will be sent out to all participating
Early Learning Centres in Kilkenny.

“We hope Kilkenny readers of all ages will join readers all over Ireland by reading for pure enjoyment on Ireland Reads Day”, said County Librarian, Josephine Coyne.

“So sign up, take the pledge on and enjoy some guilt free reading time for yourself and the family!”

Find out about all that’s happening for Ireland Reads, get book recommendations and take the pledge to read on Friday, February 25 th at or visit for more information.

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