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Book Week NI is a joint initiative arising from the partnership between BBC Northern Ireland and Libraries NI and the event is now going into its fourth year. It will run next week from 14th – 20th October 2019.


The focus this year is on inspiring people of all ages to discover or rediscover the joy of reading by pledging to read for 15 minutes during and preferably throughout the week. 


To encourage this, there will be a different theme each day with suggestions of books, eBooks and eMagazines to read. Also, themed events and displays will take place in libraries across Northern Ireland and the BBC’s programming will link to Book Week NI across its air waves.


Here, in school, we will set more time aside than normal in our busy days to read independently or read for others. It will give children the opportunity to mix and perhaps read for their buddies in different key stages. Children will complete a Reading Record sheet each day and prizes will be awarded throughout the week. P1, P2, P3 and P5 will also visit our local library branch on 14th and 15th October.


The children would LOVE some of their parents, grandparents or older siblings to come in and read to them throughout the week. If you have a book or story that you particularly enjoyed reading as a child, we would love to have you in school to share it with the children.