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Library News Week Beginning 9th of September 2019 (10)

Central Model Visit

Two 6th classes from Central Model Primary visited our school on Thursday. Pupils enjoyed learning about what our library has to offer and had fun participating in our Larkin Library Kathoot quiz and the winning teams got to choose some prizes for themselves. Central Model pupils also spent some time the Science, Art and Ptech rooms.

Culture Day event – 20th September

Poetry Ireland have decided to host a daytime Culture Day event in their premises on Parnell Square on Friday September 20th from 12.00 -1.30. Students from several schools have been invited to take part - as participants and as audience members. Jenny will accompany a group of Larkin performers and audience members.   Students will enjoy a mixture of poetry readings, recitations, raps and musical performances.

Reading Champion 

Citi Bank have generously agreed to fund a Champion of Reading for our school. Author Brian Conaghan will visit our 2nd years and TYs on three separate occasions over the coming months. Brian is a former teacher and has written six novels. He co-authored his verse novel We Come Apart, with Children’s Laureate, Sarah Crossan and will begin a series of workshops with students on writing in verse on November 21st.

Book Gifting

Citi Bank have kindly offered to buy approximately 100 books for our school library. We have set up a volunteer committee of students from 1st year to 6th year to compile a list of books that they would like purchased for our library. Any other students or teachers who have suggestions to add please write them in the pink suggestion book in the library or email us.

Library opening - independent access

The Library is now open before school from 8.10, at lunchtimes and after school.  Mornings and lunchtimes in Larkin Library have become particularly busy with students playing board games and cards and even knitting as well as for reading books and magazines and completing homework. Over the next couple of weeks we will begin recruiting volunteer student library assistants to help out.