Josh Brady at the rep­tile day in Ark­low Li­brary on Satur­day.

SUM­MER STARS READ­ING PRO­GRAMME PRE­SEN­TA­TION AND REP­TILE PARTY AT ARK­LOW LI­BRARY

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ARK­LOW Li­brary pre­sented their ju­nior read­ers with cer­tifi­cates and prizes on Satur­day for par­tic­i­pat­ing in the an­nual Sum­mer Stars Read­ing Pro­gramme, and it was the most at­tended event held in the new Ark­low Li­brary to date. With over 400 peo­ple in at­ten­dance it was clear to see that Ark­low and its en­vi­rons en­joys a tra­di­tion of fos­ter­ing high lev­els of ju­nior lit­er­acy, which was demon­strated by

the vol­ume of pri­mary school aged chil­dren who re­ceived cer­tifi­cate for read­ing through­out the sum­mer. Over the sum­mer over 500 c- hil­dren be­tween the ages of 5-12 signed up to the read­ing p- ro­gramme, and al­most a hun­dred lit­tle broth­ers and sis­ters signed up to be ‘Cater­pil­lars’! To cel­e­brate the suc­cess of this ini­tia­tive, Ark­low Li­brary hosted a Rep­tile Par- ty with Dave’s Jun­gle, which proved to be a su­per suc­cess. Snakes, spi­ders and scor­pi­ons all made for fas­ci­nat­ing ex­hibits and the chil­dren were cer­tainly in­trigued.

The staff of Ark­low Li­brary would like to ex­tend their thanks to all the fam­i­lies of Ark­low for sup­port­ing this ju­nior lit­er­acy ini­tia­tive by us­ing the li­brary fa­cil­i­ties over the sum­mer months, and most of all they want to say a huge con­grat­u­la­tions to all the boys and girls who took part.

Feel­ing the nerves as the rep­tiles are re­vealed.

Laura Sin­nott.

Reece and Sa­muel Kearns.

Luca and Alex Bourke.

Kids keep­ing an eye on the snake at the rep­tile party at Ark­low Li­brary on Satur­day.

Susy and Emma Grif­fin.

Adam Kenny gets a closer look at the scor­pion un­der ul­tra-vi­o­let light.

Bran­don, Alex and Scott Brady.

Cliona Driver and Kate O’Sul­li­van.

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