Children’s Books Ireland champions the right of every child on the island of Ireland to experience the joy of reading high quality books. In the absence of Government funding for school libraries, Children’s Books Ireland and our partners are delighted to offer multiple opportunities for schools to apply to access excellent new books to encourage their students’ love of reading. This application form is for a number of school book-gifting projects. Please tick all that you are interested in applying for, noting the eligibility requirements. Winners in the first and second categories will not be eligible for any additional support in the other categories.
To find out more about all of the opportunities available to schools please click here.
Information gathered in this survey will provide feedback that will help inform the development of our programmes and advocacy work.
NOTE: Gaelscoileanna, Gaeltacht schools, and primary schools located in Bailtí Seirbhíse Gaeltachta and Líonraí Gaeilge automatically qualify for An Bosca Leabharlainne and do not need to apply. These schools will be contacted directly.
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