Campaign to get South Dublin reading returns

by Rachel Cunningham
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Libraries throughout South Dublin County are taking part in Ireland Reads, a campaign to get the whole country reading in the lead up to a national day of reading on Saturday, February 25. 

Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers and authors for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Healthy Ireland programme. 

The campaign, which aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment, is asking everyone to squeeze in a read on Ireland Reads Day this Saturday, February 25. 

The pledge to read can be made at, where you can sign up for reading reminders and see how much time has been pledged by the Irish public so far. 

 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. 

A website user can enter their favourite type of book and how long they would like to read each day and the website will offer the perfect book suggestion and work out how long it will take to complete. 

To find out more about what might be happening in your local library this month, visit or follow your local library on Facebook.

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