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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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