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Book Quiz is Child's Play for Little Readers

Clare People, Tuesday, 11th March 2008

Baby book worms were displaying their knowledge of books in Scariff library last week in a hotly contended children's book quiz. Fourth, fifth and sixth classes from Scariff National School went head to head, answering questions on the whereabouts of Narnia and who lives in Toad Hall. The event was to mark World Book Week and while most youngsters can answer just about any question relating to computer games these days, the Scariff kids proved they are no slouches when it comes to reading.

"It was a fun event and the questions related to childrens' books and movies based on childrens' books", said librarian, Caroline Aherne. 55 children took part in the quiz and enjoyed other facilities at the library during their visit. The event is just one of the many which have been organised since the new library opened its doors in November of last year. Demand for the library services has been growing at a fantastic rate, particularly among teenagers.

"Our Internet use is growinig all the time. That is proving very popular among young adults", said Caroline. Aside from the obvious borrowing of books, the DVD and CD lending section is also proving very popular, the librarian said.

"Our Wednesday afternoon storytelling sessions are growing all the time. We have more young children at every session", Caroline added. The session takes place Wednesday at 3.30pm and is aimed at three to six year olds.

The new library is housed in the same building as the area council offices and has a full, modern range of facilities and more events being added to the library diary all the time.

"We're still growing and we're very pleased with the response we've had from our clients. We're looking at ways to improve the service all the time and we're happy to hear suggestions", said Caroline.

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