Have fun at the library this summer

Roscommon County Council Library Services this week announced the second year of summer activities for children throughout the county. This programme builds on the very popular schedule of last year, which attracted over 600 children of all ages to a range of activities presented. County Librarian Richie Farrell commented, ‘This year’s programme is equally comprehensive with some 50 individual events for children of all age groups. The programme is designed for children up to twelve and takes account of the school holiday period and for parents wishing to introduce and involve children into the library environment. ‘The library acts as a gateway to the world of knowledge for children by providing resources and facilities for the enjoyment of learning and activity-based pursuits to stimulate minds and imaginations. It also acts as a seedbed for culture by introducing children to the world of reading at an early age, to the world of arts and the oral and material culture of their community. ‘These activities offer opportunities for children to engage in a variety of activities which are structured and supported by a number of well known facilitators with a variety of experience in delivery specific events. We do hope that that you will come and join us and have some fun.’