To help children navigate starting school, public libraries have put together a special bag of books which are now available for collection in library branches across Galway City and County.
Drop in to your local branch to pick up a bag for your little one! ‘My Little Library Book Bag’ initiative is a collaboration between public libraries and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth as part of the First 5 Strategy.
As part of the initiative, a ‘My Little Library Book Bag’ is free for every child starting school in 2022 to help them to prepare for this big step.
Each My Little Library Book Bag contains:
- Three books on starting school, making friends and being comfortable to be yourself
- A story card on going to the library.
- A postcard on which children can write or draw and send to their new teacher, or give to the teacher on their first day at school.
- A ‘My Little Library’ cardholder which can be used to store the child’s library card.
Book bags are available in both Irish and English.
Your children will also get a library card and a cool wallet to keep it in when you visit to pick up your bag.
Why not stay a while and read some lovely books especially for children aged four or five when you visit with your parent or guardian.