Minister for Children announces free books for all children starting school in September

by Gazette Reporter
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Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., announced the roll-out of the First 5 My Little Library Initiative.

The initiative will see more than 60,000 children starting school in September invited to collect a free book bag and join their local library, with participating children and their parents receiving an invitation in the coming days. 

The First 5 My Little Library Initiative will: Provide a My Little Library book bag to every child starting school in September for collection in libraries across the country. Plus, offer free library membership, with a specially designed Little Library card wallet, for the children and encourage free membership and use of the library to all children and adults in the family. Included is transition information for parents with each bag to support children on their learning journey. Offer book bags in Irish and English.

PIC – Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D. with Ayesha Said, Grayson Walsh, Rosie Walsh Rian Delaney, and Even Kumar The Connolly Children’s Centre, The Coombe at Kevin Street Library.

Photos – Maxwells

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