St. Michael’s House, one of Ireland’s largest providers of community based services for children and adults with an intellectual disability, is holding its 10th annual ‘Bring a Book,Buy a Book’ fundraising campaign from the 1st- 8th of March, which is also World Book Week.
At the launch in RTE Studios, Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy was joined by St. Michael’s House service users, Isaac Findley (age 15) from Swords and Katie McRory-Lyons (age 14) from Santry.
To coincide with ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign, St Michael’s House has carried out research to examine the publics’ attitudes towards reading and technology. The results reveal that 70 per cent of Irish people are reading less now than they were ten years ago. Barbara Wiseman, Head of Communications St Michael’s House, commented: “We are thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign. In 2018, the campaign was first piloted with 15 different locations and since then has enjoyed growing success with over 200 locations taking part in 2017.
“The ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ initiative is the perfect opportunity to encourage reading and teach children that reading can be a fun and imaginative activity, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds. Parents and children alike can offload their pre-loved books to their family and friends, and bring home new stories for just €2 per book.”