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Children's Book Festival 2009 at Clare County Library

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Details of Festival Events
Timetable of Events
CBF 2009 on the Library Blog
Festival Photographs
List of sponsors

Children’s Book Festival is the biggest celebration of books and reading which takes place in Ireland every year. Each October thousands of events take place in libraries, schools, bookshops and arts centres all over the country to bring children one of the most varied and exciting programmes of events available. Approximately four thousand children visit Clare library branches each year during the festival to meet with some of the best of children’s writers, listen to storytellers from all over Ireland and beyond and to experience the best in children’s theatre.

Remember the festival runs for the entire month of October and each of Clare’s fifteen libraries will have entertainment for you to enjoy. The full programme of events is available on the library website and also drop in to your local branch to see what’s on offer in your area. Additional events may be organised locally.

Schools all over Clare are particularly supportive of the Library’s Children’s Book Festival so we would advise class teachers to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

For information on what’s happening nationally visit the official website for Ireland’s Children’s Book Festival.

CBI have once again teamed up with the O'Brien Press to give budding artists the chance to design the front cover of a professionally published book! A special edition of Sam McBratney's classic title The Lough Neagh Monster is due for release in 2010 and they need YOU to create a brand new cover design that will appeal to the young readers of today. For closing date and full terms and conditions of entry for this competition and more, check out

Clare County Library is extremely grateful to its loyal sponsors, without whose help this celebration of children’s reading would not be possible. A full list of sponsors will be posted on the library website and in all library branches during the festival.

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