Spring into Storytime 2021
Clare County Library’s annual Spring Into Storytime programme launches on April 1st each year and promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the county. Spring Into Storytime 2021 is happening online through Clare County Library’s website and social media channels. Throughout April and May you will find a wide range of virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families and children of all ages can enjoy from home.
Reading with children and access to books has many important long-term benefits. Children who develop an interest in stories and reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity and imagination, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older. The Spring into Storytime initiative is a creative way in which children’s literacy skills can be developed, and the whole family can develop a culture of reading and story making in the home.
Visit our Online Storytime Page for weekly recordings of storytime videos and craft videos brought to you from libraries across County Clare. You can also enjoy the following live events by tuning into our Facebook page on the following days:
- Tuesday 27 April at 3.00 pm: Facebook Live Spring into Storytime with Samantha at Scariff Library.
- Tuesday 4 May at 3.00 pm: Facebook Live Spring into Storytime with Samantha at Scariff Library.
- Saturday 8 May at 11.00 am: Puffintastic – Learn all about the brilliant puffin with Jamie Durrant, Conservation Ranger.
Following on from a successful term of free parent and baby ISL classes in January, we are delighted to be able to bring you another free term with Clever Little Handies for Spring Into Storytime. Clever Little Handies teaches ISL to parents with babies from new born up. The classes consist of nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to day-to-day life with a baby. There will be 4 one hour classes and these will be delivered via zoom. The classes are at 12.30 pm on the following dates: Tuesday 13th April, Tuesday 20th April, Tuesday 27th April and Tuesday 4th May. To be added to the waiting list for this event phone 065 6899083
Follow our social media pages for updates on upcoming storytimes during April and May. Spring Into Storytime is a national Right to Read initiative and libraries all over Ireland are taking part. Visit the Libraries Ireland webpage to see hundreds of fun online storytimes and craft videos from Irish authors and library staff.