Kerry Library is to present sets of books to Centres in Tralee, Listowel & Killarney for the benefit of children who attend Kerry Intervention & Disabilities Services (KIDS).
This has been made possible with Dormant Accounts funding matched with a contribution from Kerry County Council.
The Centres benefitting are the North Kerry Children’s Disability Network based at Upper Church Street, Listowel, the South Kerry Children’s Disability Network based at Countess Grove, Killarney and the West Kerry Children’s Disability Network at Oakview Village, Tralee.
Supports for Socially Excluded
The funding, totalling €3,000, was provided as part of a Government of Ireland initiative to provide library supports for marginalised, socially excluded and disadvantaged communities and is in line with the national strategy ‘Our Public Libraries 2022 – Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities’ and the Kerry Library Literacy Support Programme.
Available for Parents and Children
Each Centre will receive over 100 books, suitable for children that attend the centres and they will be available for parents and children to read while either attending the centres or to take away and read as part of an effort to foster evening story time in the home.
Titles include popular children’s picture books as well as books that deal with various social issues.
Included with the book sets is information on the various other literacy supports that Kerry Library is providing, including information on current library services and the free online resources available at www.kerrylibrary.ie
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