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Local Libraries Launch ‘Summer Reading Buzz’

Reading buzzPictured at the launch of the Fingal Libraries Summer Reading Buzz 2015 at County Hall, Swords on Tuesday, 9th June are pupils and teachers of St Mary's NS Oldtown, with County Mayor, Cllr Mags Murray and Senior Exwcutive Librarian, Yvonne O'Brien (right)

The County Council launched Fingal Libraries Third Summer Reading Buzz 2015 in County Hall, Swords recently. The Summer Reading Buzz is a very busy summer reading programme with lots of events to encourage schoolchildren to continue reading throughout the school holidays.
This year’s launch was an energetic and fun event with a musical twist as Fingal Libraries have introduced a Summer Buzz Rap Challenge, Each participating class took part in a three-hour workshop with Gary McCarthy from GMCBeats to create a special RAP on the theme ‘reading and the summer’. There was an excellent submission of very creative entries and the winner of the Summer Buzz Rap Challenge was Oldtown National School.
Each class performed their rap songs in the Council Chamber, followed by entertainer Johnny Phelan from Dublin Street Theatre Ireland performing a juggling act.
“The Summer Reading Buzz continues to gather pace each year and is a fun way to engage children in reading for pleasure,” added Yvonne O’Brien, Senior Executive Librarian. “The outcome is improved reading skill and even more importantly it embeds a precious gift – the habit of reading for life.“ To take part in Fingal Libraries Summer Reading Buzz, children must register in their local library. Each child will be given a Summer Reading Buzz membership card. Every time a child returns a book they have read, their Buzz membership card will be stamped with a specially designed Bee stamp. When the card is completed ( when they have read 10 books) the child can then hand the card into the library or post it into the special beehive box where it will be entered into a draw for some prizes.