Childrens Summer Reading Challenge 2004
Summer, children from the age of seven upwards are invited to take
part in Clare County Library’s Reading Challenge which runs
during the months of July and August. Membership cards for the scheme
are made available in all library branches from July 1st onwards
and all National Schools in Clare are informed of the scheme.
readers can choose from a list of twenty authors and read one book
by at least ten writers on the list. Completed cards must be returned
to local branch libraries by the 31st of August. This year for the
first time, participating children had the opportunity to enter
a draw for book tokens sponsored by the Library and swimming pool
vouchers sponsored by Ennis Leisure Complex.
on the 2004 list included, Eoin Colfer, Darren Shan, Stephanie Dagg,
Terry Deary, and Clare’s own Cora Harrison. Children also
had the option of choosing titles from the Oxford Reading Tree Series.
of certificates of merit, signed by Noel Crowley, County Librarian
took place on October the 7th.
of Clare’s most famous senior hurlers, Jamesie O’Connor
presented certificates to approximately one hundred and eighty children
on the night. He also very patiently obliged his young fans by signing
autographs and posing for photographs with the children and their
families during a very enjoyable evening for everyone. Clare Champion
photographer, John Kelly was also there to capture the excitement
of Clare County Library’s young readers on camera.
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