In October 2016 I was appointed as the Reader in Residence for Wexford County Council Public Library Service. As Reader in Residence l am delivering a programme of activities designed to promote literacy and enjoyment of reading and library usage in children and young people. Already I have curated two festivals and visited schools all across county Wexford as part of my school engagement programme!
The residency involves engagement with children through community groups and schools, centred round their local library. It will also provide opportunities for parents and children to explore and enjoy reading and other family literacy activities together.
“It is an honour and a privilege for me to be working alongside library staff in their wonderful libraries and out in the community over the coming months” said Caroline. “As Reader in Residence I will be working to complement the amazing literacy work that is currently being carried out by Wexford County Council’s Library Service,”
County Librarian Eileen Morrissey welcomed the Reader in Residence, saying that Caroline is making a valuable contribution to the campaign to encourage all children to enjoy reading for pleasure and the many benefits that the free membership of their local library service brings.