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Kildare Young Readers Festival - Beyond the Book

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Children's Book Festival

Beyond the Book

Kildare Libraries celebrate Children’s Literature in June and October.

Beyond the Book, our very own Young Readers Festival, is held throughout the month of June. The programme includes some of the best children’s authors writing in Kildare and Ireland today. There is exciting storytelling and book inspired workshops to suit children of all ages. The festival aims to encourage reading and a love of literature through interactive events and activities that go Beyond the Book!

These events are all free of charge and can be booked by contacting the library that is hosting the event. The Schools Programme events take place during school hours and can be booked by schools. There are also open events outside of school hours, which can be booked by parents. To be informed of these and other events at your local library, send them an email and ask about joining the mailing list.

See our most recent Beyond the Book Programme by clicking here.

Children's Book Festival

Children's Book Festival takes place for the whole month of October, offering a programme of Irish and international authors and illustrators, designed to spark the imagination of young readers from toddlers to teens!

Activities will run in our libraries and schools throughout the month. With everything from readings by popular authors, to writing and illustration workshops, plus storytelling, quizzes and competitions – there will be countless opportunities to explore a wide array of books!

Every year Children's Books Ireland produce a Recommended Reading Guide which reviews all the best books on offer for Children this year. You can access the CBI Recommended Reading Guides here.