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Children's Book Festival 2022

Children's Book Festival 2022

Children's Book Festival 2021
Children's Book Festival Programme 2022 (pdf file)

Clare Libraries invites you to join us for one of the biggest celebrations of children’s books and reading again this October in collaboration with primary schools in the county. Our diverse programme will see some of the best children’s writers in Ireland meet with children of all ages.

The 2022 Children's Book Festival line-up includes children’s shows by The Barking Dog Theatre Company and the Viewpoints Exhibition at the Gallery at Scariff Library, compliments of Glucksman Museum, University College Cork and Clare Arts Office.

Storyteller Niall de Búrca promises a “hooley of tales,” not to be missed.

There will be LEGO coding and robotics workshops by Tech Steps, chess workshops and Heritage In Schools expert Francesca Callaghan will bring the past to life, connecting children to the heritage that surrounds them through her hands-on, inclusive workshops.

This year’s visiting authors include award winners and best sellers Shane Hegarty, Judi Curtin, Sarah Webb, Mary Murphy, Niamh Sharkey, Debbie Thomas, Muireann Ní Chíobháin and Caroline Busher.

New children’s author Eleanor Geoghan will visit Clare libraries to showcase her recent publication Popper Monster’s Magical Rainbow Lunch Adventure to engage children with sensory difficulties and Junior/Senior Infants.

We invite teachers to liaise with their local branch library to book events as we look forward to a return to in–person, live events in fifteen different locations this October.

The Children’s Book Festival is supported by Clare County Council, Clare County Arts Office, Clare County Library, Creative Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.

See also
Children's Book Festival 2021
Children's Book Festival 2020
Children's Book Festival 2019