LAST Thursday was World Book Day and lots of young people celebrated the day at the County Library in Dundalk by reading their favourite books.
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, it’s a celebration of reading.
In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 16th year there’s been a World Book Day, and last week in Dundalk children of all ages came together to appreciate reading.
The main aim of World Book Day in Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
And next month Dundalk will have its own book festival which will be run by Louth County Council Arts Office.
This will be the first year of the festival and already the event seems to be gathering pace much to the delight of local readers. There will be a series of events for reading fans through the Book Festival and it is hoped that the local Arts Office are starting a festival that will take off in the years to come.
Find out more in the coming weeks in the Dundalk Democrat. In the meantime, keep on reading!!