Josh Brady at the reptile day in Arklow Library on Saturday.
SUMMER STARS READING PROGRAMME PRESENTATION AND REPTILE PARTY AT ARKLOW LIBRARY
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.
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.