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World Book Day 2005

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World Book Day takes place on Thursday March the 3rd. World Book Day has been designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 30 countries around the globe last year. The origins of the day we now celebrate in Ireland come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George’s Day - a tradition started some 80 years ago.
To celebrate World Book Day 2005, a number of events are taking place in Clare Libraries - a new book promotion for adults and children, the option for visitors to the library to send e-cards recommending a good read to friends and family through the library website and a children’s quiz competition.

e-cardSend an e-card to recommend a good read
Visitors to all library branches on World Book Day can recommend a good read to friends and family by sending an e-card through the library website. There is a selection of 12 designs to choose from enabling you to recommend a book for your girlfriend to read on holiday; a book to make your best mate laugh; a book to let your lover know how you feel about them; a book your boss could learn a few things from; a book to inspire your kids; or a book to give your Mum an idea of how you live your life or simply a book that you think is a must read!
Click here ( to see a selection of e-cards from which to choose.

Launch of new Book promotion

Eureka! is a selection of science books for children
Eureka! is a selection of science books for adults

Consistent with Clare County Library’s policy of offering themed collections to increase awareness of and access to its extensive range of books a new promotion will be launched on World Book Day.

Eureka! A popular science book promotion will be launched in Ennistymon Library by North Clare secondary school teacher, John Sims. John is no stranger to the world of science; he and his students at Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna having achieved numerous awards in the Young Scientist’s Competition over the years.

Eureka! is a selection of science books for adults and children that have either won or been shortlisted for the Aventis Prize and is the first non-fiction book promotion undertaken by the library. The prize is awarded to the authors of popular non-fiction science and technology books that are judged to contribute most towards making science more accessible to public audiences. Subjects covered range in diversity from evolution to space or the human body to the oceans.

World Book Day Children’s Quiz
A Children’s Quiz Competition will be run in Clare Libraries on the 3rd of March. The answers to all questions are retrievable from the children’s non fiction book collection in each branch and must be completed in the library. Part time branches which are not open on Thursday will run the competition a day earlier. Two winners from each library will receive book tokens as prizes.

The First Ireland Library Week will be celebrated during the week of 7th - 12th March 2005. See the library website at for events taking place in your local library during Ireland Library Week.

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