'Bookbag', our children's book gifting initiative in partnership with former Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey and Children's Books Ireland, saw it's 3rd year rolling out in May of this year at St. Eithne's GNS.
Aimed at DEIS schools, where free books can be most needed, the Bookbag project gifts every child in chosen schools with a book to take home and keep.
This years curated booklist theme for St. Eithne's GNS was ‘Go Girl’, aimed to inspire, educate and encourage the girls to reach their full potential, and Bookbag supplied hundreds of books under this theme to their school library.
The 2017 Allianz Business to Arts Awards will be presented on September 4th at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The awards recognise businesses, artists and art organisations that develop creative partnerships, bringing art into the workplace to build relationships that benefit communities across Ireland.
This year's shortlist marks our 3rd nomination in the Best Small Sponsorship category for the Bookbag project.
We're incredibly proud of the continued success and growth of Bookbag and thrilled to be nominated again!
Wish us luck!
You can view the full shortlist here.
Bookbag is a joint initiative of Brown Bag Films and Children’s Books Ireland delivered by Children’s Books Ireland.
Bookbag was initiated by picture book-maker Niamh Sharkey during her term as Laureate na nÓg (2012–2014). Niamh campaigned throughout her tenure for a universal book-gifting scheme, which would ensure that every baby born in Ireland receives the gift of a book in their first year of life. For more info on Bookbag, please visit: Bookbag