Managing Events

Programming and managing events for young people

Libraries are primarily a public space at the heart of the community and this is reflected in their programmes of events and activities.

Local libraries offer a variety of reading development activities, such as storytelling time, “parents and toddlers” reading sessions , young readers clubs and authors’ visits.

When planning to run an event for young people in your library, it is recommended to do some preparatory work to make sure that everything will go smoothly on the day.

The event guidelines compiled by Children’s Book Ireland are based on users’ feedback and offer a good starting point for making events a success.


For more ideas on possible events and activities to be run in your library check the posts in our blog, including the latest events highlighted below:

  • Following the progress of Kids Own Travelling Library in Waterford
  • Lots going on in libraries for Seachtain na Gaeilge
  • Creative Writing Workshop for Teenagers at Birr Library
  • MyVoice launched by The Reading Agency


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