Read DL launched on World Book Day during an outside show with John Breslin’s “Around the Northwest” at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Based on the global “One Book, One Community” project, Read DL has grown more and more in recent years and this year boasts its highest number of participations yet.
For Read DL 2022 schools, organizations and individuals in Donegal will read Check Mates by Stewart Foster.
The book is a heartwarming story about a young boy struggling in school and exploring the challenges of ADHD, relationships, and finding lessons in unexpected places.
Author Stewart Foster joined John Breslin live to talk about the book and his joy at being involved in the initiative.
This year Read DL distributed 3,100 books in Donegal and due to unprecedented demand had to close registration at the beginning of December.
Speaking on behalf of the Read DL Committee, Karen Sheehy, Executive Librarian of the County Donegal Library Service, expressed her delight at the interest shown this year.
“We were absolutely thrilled to see the volume of registrations in such a short time. Thanks to the generosity of LYIT and Donegal ETB, we are able to make these books available to those who have successfully registered,” Ms Sheehy said.
“There are still ways to participate by visiting doneglibrary.ie and reserve a copy of the book. Or anyone can call their local branch as they are fully stocked with copies to loan out.
There are so many good reasons to participate in Read DL 2022.
Scoil Cholmcille Drumman Vice-Principal Maura Kelly and students Zach Ferry and Katie Burke visited the outside show to talk about their experience attending Read DL in 2021.
The involvement of schools and the wider community is a key part of the initiative, it’s not just about reading.
Speaking about the program, Karen adds “The initiative kicks off today and will end with an online mini-festival from the 29and at 31st March, which will include content from author Stewart Foster, creative workshops and performances. Throughout the festival, there will be opportunities to get involved by showcasing whatever activities attendees take part in, such as art, music, writing, or videos. The annual Read DL creative writing contest returns, as do educational resources to accompany the book and the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with author Stewart Foster.
Anyone interested in participating this year can connect with ReadDL on social media Facebook @readdlsocialTwitter @ReadDonegalinstagram @readdonegal and visit the site www.readdonegal.com.
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