Recently Westmeath Libraries invited Alan Nolan, author and illustrator to meet classes in Castlepollard, Mullingar, Athlone and Moate Libraries.
A riotous time was had by all as Alan romped through tall tales and illustrations. Between gales of laughter, children peppered him with question and shared their own tales before leaving the library with their own illustrations.
Alan is the author books such as Death by Chocolate and Conor’s Caveman. He also was the creator of Binky and Zoink whose adventures formed part of last year’s Summer Reading Star Programme in libraries throughout the country. As such, he was delighted to launch the 2017 Summer Stars Programme in Castlepollard Library with children from Castlepollard Parochial and St Feichin’s NS , Fore and with pupils from Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire in Mullingar Library. So much fun was had that he returned to launch the programme the following week with pupils from Cornafulla NS in the Aidan Heavey Library and finally with children from St Bridgid’s NS in Moate
To find out more about the Summer Stars programme, drop into your local library or visit www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/ for further activies, games and online books. Remember membership of the library is free.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 29/06/2017