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Online storytime and art to keep families engaged

Artist Lisa Fingleton will host a Wild Child creative nature and drawing workshop on Saturday, December 11th

AS part of a Right to Read national initiative to promote literacy and reading development, Kerry Library will host a number of free online events for children during December.

The programme of events, to be held on Zoom, is for all the family to encourage reading and creating together and children are also encouraged to visit their local library where they can browse through and borrow books to take home and read as a family.

The family-focused library initiative aims to increase awareness of the benefits of reading together as a family and promote reading as a fun, recreational activity for children and libraries want to encourage the involvement of the whole family in children’s reading though a range of online activities.

Authors Katie O’Donoghue and Roisin Meaney will do four live bedtime storytelling events each on select evenings and families can attend as many of these events as they wish. All children must be accompanied by an adult when attending these online events.

Katie O’Donoghue’s sessions will take place on Friday 3rd, Monday 6th, Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December at 7.00pm.

Roisin Meaney’s bedtime stories will take place on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December, also at 7.00pm.

Artist Lisa Fingleton will host a Wild Child creative nature and drawing workshop on Saturday, December 11th at 11.00am and this is also a live online event.

Pre-recorded beginner yoga and pilates classes for families will also be available throughout the month of December on the Kerry Library website so can be enjoyed at any time of the month.

Booking for the Roisin Meaney and Katie O’Donoghue events will be available from November 22nd but people can still register for the reminders. Booking for the Lisa Fingleton event opens on 1st December 1st and bookings can be made on https://www.kerrylibrary.ie/family-time-at-your-library.html.