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Children’s Summer Reading Challenge 2005

Presentation of Certificates of achievement to children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge took place in deValera Library on Thursday evening the 6th October 2005.

A total of two hundred and fifty-eight children completed the scheme which ran over the Summer months of July and August. Each child read ten books from a list of twenty authors recommended by Clare County Library.

Clare Senior Hurler, Diarmuid McMahon presented children from all library branches in the County with their certificates.
The recommended authors for this year’s Reading Challenge included, Allan Ahlberg, Gillian Cross, Martin Waddell, Geraldine McCaughrean, Siobhan Parkinson and Hilary McKay.

Spot prizes were won by twenty lucky readers in the library which was full to capacity for the event.
Clare County Library would like to extend its sincere thanks to guest of honour for the evening, Diarmuid McMahon, who not only presented certificates but signed autographs and posed for photographs with many young hurling enthusiasts from everywhere in the County.
Clare Champion and Clare People photographers were also there to capture the excitement of Clare County Library’s young readers on camera.

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