The second Annual Summer Reading Tree was officially launched by Gerry Boland in Carrick-on-Shannon Library on Wednesday June 11th. The Summer Reading Tree has been a tremendous success and recorded a huge participation of children in each of the nine Branch Libraries. It is a simple but effective programme which encourages kids to continue reading during the summer months. For every book they read, a leaf goes on the Reading tree. By the end of the summer it is hoped to have a big leafy tree and lots of readers.
The children who read six books or more will be awarded a Certificate at an Awards ceremony in September and will be also be in with a chance to win book prizes and an iPad.
Gerry Boland is a poet and author who now lives in North Roscommon. His first collection of poems, Watching Clouds was published by Doghouse Books in 2011. His second collection is due out shortly. In 2011/2012, O’Brien Press published his trilogy, A Rather Remarkable Grizzly Bear, the first of which, Marco Moves In was nominated for an Irish Book Award.
Pictured are third and fourth classes from Scoil Mhuire Carrick, Gerry Boland, Siobhan Healy, Brid Calvey, teachers and Anna McKiernan with Derual Symes from Carrick Library.