Bookbag Accepting Applications for 2019/20!

Do you know of a school in need who might welcome a visit from the Bookbag team? Then please share this with them!

Applications are invited from interested primary schools in Dublin for Bookbag 2019/20.

Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, funded by Brown Bag Films and delivered in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland, originally established by picturebook maker and creator of the Henry Hugglemonster series, Niamh Sharkey, during her term as Laureate na nÓg (2012–2014).

Our aim is to get books into the hands of children in primary schools in Dublin and to inspire a love of reading in young people. We do this through gifting a book to every child in the school. These Bookbags are for each child to take home and keep. The books are chosen carefully with the aim of capturing the imaginations of avid and reluctant readers alike. Bookbag also ensures that every class in the school is visited by an author or illustrator.

These experiences can be a powerful way to encourage a love of reading and bring stories to life. Bookbag assesses the particular needs of each school we work with and, within the constraints of our budget, we aim to address issues and build on strengths to develop a strong reading culture within the school.

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If you would like to enter your school please download and fill out the 2019/20 Application Form.

The application window opens today on Friday 27th September 2019 and closes November 22nd 2019.

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