Part of the ‘Keep Well’ programme, Ireland Reads is a new campaign from Irish libraries aiming to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th. Taking some time to relax and do the things we enjoy has never been more important and reading is a great way to get a sense of escape and boost wellbeing.
The campaign website is now live at www.irelandreads.ie. On the website:
- People can pledge to read on Ireland Reads Day and we’ll send them a reminder closer to the day. You can also see how many minutes have been pledged so far on the site.
- The website also offers some reading inspiration – simply enter the type of book you like best, how long you have available to read each day and the website will suggest a book and tell you how long it will take to finish it. These books were recommended by librarians all around the country.
- Sign up for ‘Ireland Reads’ events in the week leading up to Ireland Reads Day.
Libraries all over the country will be running events and initiatives as part of Ireland Reads – as will our main campaign partners. We also have a number of ambassadors on board to help promote the campaign and you can read about why they support reading and Ireland Reads on the website.