Spring into Storytime 2023

29 March 2023 / News
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Spring into Storytime this April with dlr Libraries

Spring into Storytime takes places in libraries across Ireland every April, and this year we are delighted to be hosting storytime events in all our library branches throughout the month of April. Spring into Storytime is part of the national Right to Read programme which aims to promote literacy and reading development for people of all ages and backgrounds.

From storytimes to baby bookclubs, puppet shows to a trip through Deadly Dublin, there is something for everyone. Our libraries will be visited by some of Ireland’s beloved children’s authors and illustrators, as they weave their magic, imagination, and words into fun and engaging events. And from April 1st, on our Youtube channel, Tatyana Feeney will be starting off our Spring Into Storytime Events with a special online storytime of her new Mr Wolf book, Mr Wolf Goes to the Ball.

Join us in our libraries during April for lots of storytime adventures!

Special Spring into Storytime Events

From April 1st and for the month of April on dlrcoco’s Youtube Account - Online Storytime with Tatyana Feeney

Online event

Spring Into Storytime with Mr Wolf!

Join Author/ Illustrator, Tatyana Feeney, who will be starting off our Spring Into Storytime Events with her new Mr Wolf book, Mr Wolf Goes to the Ball. 

Mr Wolf has been invited to the Animal Ball, but he doesn’t know what to wear.

He thinks he has the perfect outfit, but he isn’t quite sure... 

Following the story, you may like to design your own outfits for Mr Wolf.

Drawing templates are available for collection at your local library

Wednesday 12 April
Dundrum Library
GenieMackers Storytime

Ages 4+. Booking required. Email: dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone: (01) 298 5000
Join GenieMackers and spring into storytime full of laughter and fun with storytime, magic show, puppet show and bubble disco!

Thursday 13 April
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2.30pm Deansgrange library
Storytime with Wayne O’Connor

Booking required. Email: dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 280 1147  for the 11am session Email: deansgrangelib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 285 0860 for the 2.30pm session
Join Sligo based artist and Storyteller Wayne O Connor as he weaves words and pictures together in an energetic storytelling performance. As part of our Spring into Storytime, this session promises to be lots of fun and filled with interaction for the kids to enjoy! 

Friday 28 April
Dalkey library
Baby Bookclub with Juliette Saumande

Booking required. Email: dalkeylib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 285 5277
Something fishy! A baby bookclub special with author Juliette Saumande. Songs, stories and a super craft for toddlers and their grown-ups for Spring into Storytime in Dalkey Library

And don’t forget the regular storytimes and bookclubs weekly in our branches, as well as other special Spring into Storytime events. See our website events calendar and social media channels for more details!


Events for schools
Wednesday 19 April
Cabinteely Library
Traditional Fairy Tales and Folklore with Patrick Ryan

Booking Required. Email: cabinteelylib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone: (01) 285 5363
Join storyteller Patrick Ryan as he journeys through Ireland’s traditional fairytales and folklore!

Wednesday 26 April
Blackrock Library
Magical Memories Workshop with Eve McDonnell

Booking Required. Email: blackrocklib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone: (01) 288 8117
How good is your memory? Join award winning children's author and artist Eve McDonnell for a fun interactive workshop filled with fascinating facts about how our memories work. Inspired by Eve's Guardian Children's Book of The Year, The Chestnut Roaster, let's gather up the best memories our minds have to offer before mashing them up to create wild and wonderful stories!

Friday 28 April
10.15am & 11.45am
Shankill library
Alan Nolan’s Deadly Dublin!
Booking Required.
Email: shankilllib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone: (01) 282 3081
How well do you think you know Dublin? Join author Alan Nolan as he brings you on a whirlwind trip around Dublin’s lost landmarks and creepiest crypts-meet the real-life Molly and Bram’ and learn how to draw the deadliest Dubliner of all...Dracula


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