first_imgA COMMUNITY book reading initiative which started in the United States is coming to Co Donegal.The official launch of Read LK will take place at 7pm Tuesday, 21st February in the Central Library in Letterkenny.Read LK is a community reading initiative organized by Letterkenny Educate Together National School, Errigal College, Letterkenny library, Letterkenny Town Council along with local agencies, business and communities. This reading initiative is based on an original city-wide initiative which began in 1998 in Seattle, Washington entitled “One Book, One Community”.It aims to get people from across the community reading and discussing the same book. To this end, the Health Promotions team at the HSE designed a badge that each project participant is invited to wear.The badge states ‘READ LK – One Book, One Community” and it is hoped that the badge will encourage discussion about the book specifically and reading in general. Many cities, towns and communities throughout Ireland and the world have already adopted this positive approach to encouraging their communities to read.The author chosen for READ LK is Siobhan Parkinson, a Letterkenny native and the first Irish Children’s Laureate.  She will launch the initiative on February 21st 2012 and activities and events will continue for a 5 week period. Ms. Parkinson’s book, ‘Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (Maybe)’, is the chosen title for Read LK 2012. The book will be available at the Central Library and shops around Letterkenny. A complimentary badge will be given to anyone who buys or borrows the book throughout the course of the initiative.There is an exciting line-up of events taking place throughout the course of the initiative including a free event for parents by storyteller and author Liz Weir, entitled ‘Bringing Stories Alive’ which will take place in the Regional Cultural Centre on 29th February at 7.30pm. A Flash Fiction competition for adults will also be running and O’Brien’s Press will choose the winning entries. Details of this competition and a full schedule of events are available on the Read LK Facebook page.Read LK is delighted to have the support of a number of local organizations including; Home School Community Liaison Scheme, Letterkenny Educate Together National School; Errigal College; Errigal & Mulroy School Completion Project; Central Library, Letterkenny; HSE West Health Promotion Unit; Letterkenny Institute of Technology Access Office; Co Donegal VEC Literacy Service; Port Na Fáilte; St. Eunan’s Nursing Home; Letterkenny Town Council; Parent Stop; Parent Staff Association from Letterkenny Educate Together National School; Parents’ Association from Errigal College; Eason’s Bookshop, Letterkenny and Sprint Educational Supplies.TIMETABLECommunity events by date DateEventVenueFeb 21st4pmPublic lecture with Siobhan ParkinsonRoom 1104 LYITFeb 21st 7pmPublic Launch of READ LKCentral Library LetterkennyFeb 29th 7.30pm – 9.00pmA free event for parents- talks with Liz Weir on ‘Bringing Stories Alive’Regional Cultural Centre1st and 8th MarchLetterkenny Educate Together and Errigal College students reading to residents of St. Eunan’s nursing homeThroughout the eventBook available in Easons and Sprint or on loan from the Central library – Complementary badges given out with each purchase/loanDon’t forget to wear your badge throughout the 5 reading weeks!Throughout the eventCreative writing competition to be judged by O’Brien PressCriteria available on Facebook’s READ LK page or Letterkenny Educate Together, Errigal College’s and VEC’s websiteEntries sent/emailed to [email protected] or      Bríd McIntyreAdult Education CentreArd O DonnellLetterkenny Advertisement Throughout the eventLocal shops, sports groups, book clubs and family centres are on board with the initiative and reading the bookPlease contact us if your organisation would like be involved – contact [email protected] 29th March Time TBAClosing ceremony of READ LK 2012. All welcome!Dialann in LYITWho’s involved?OrganisationEvent/ActivityVenue/contact person or numberLaunch dayTuesday-Feb 21stSiobhan Parkinson talking at LYIT about her role as Laureate nanÓg and the writing process Advertisement Launch of READ LK – 7pmLaunch of the creative writing competitionLYIT 4pm Room 1104 Central Library Letterkenny – 074 91 24950Parent stopInvolved in organising the creative writing competitionBook ClubInvolved in organising Closing Event Advertisement Promote Read LK with families using our service and across other agenciesPatricia Lee and Helen Kelly074 9177249Central Library LetterkennyHosting the Official Launch of the One Book Initiative,The EU Direct Centre & library supporting the ‘One Book’ Cross generational project between the schools & St. Eunan’s nursing home as part of European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the generations,Copies available to loan of ‘Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (Maybe)’Display of all Siobhan Parkinson’s books available for loan.An information awareness booklet on the importance of reading,A recommended reading list/ activity sheets available for parents and childrenThe library will support the general public and organisations in the town to read the ‘One Book’.Central Library Letterkenny: Ciara or Ursula – 074 91 24950Port naFáilteBook club in Port naFáilte every Monday at 4.30pmKaren White0749126550St Eunan’s Nursing homeBook club within the establishmentLiaising with Errigal College and Letterkenny Educate Together to hold reading sessions in St. Eunans Nursing Home VECOrganising the creative writing competition Advertisement Compiling questions for the quiz.Brid McIntyre, AETC, Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny.Ph 074 9161561Mob 086 1740683Email: [email protected] Advertisement LYITPod castPublic lecture by Siobhan Parkinson  21st Feb 4pmCreative writing bookmark Advertisement Organising the creative writing competitionHosting closing ceremonyRm. 1104 LYITHealth Promotions HSESponsoring Storytelling sessions with Liz Weir in both schoolsInvolved in organising open event of the READ LK ProjectHosting an evening for parents with Liz Weir ‘Bringing Stories Alive’ in the Regional Cultural Centre Advertisement   Evening of February 29th7.30pm – 9.00pmDonegal writers group/ North West wordsPromoting and organising the Creative Writing CompetitionAttending public lecture in LYIT on Feb 21st Advertisement  Eason’s Promoting creative writing competitionselling the book Donegal co co and Donegal Town Council   Promoting the project on the Town Council websitesInforming county councillors about the project        Events at Letterkenny Educate TogetherDateEventVenueWeek 1TuesdayFeb 21stLaunch of READ LK – 7pmCentral Library LetterkennyWeek 2Wednesday 29th FebruaryLiz Weir talking to parents about reading and oral language development.Followed by storytelling with Junior and Senior infants and parents who’d like to see storytelling being modelled. Advertisement parents’ room 10am Senior Infants class11amWeek 3Thursday 8th MarchSenior class visiting St. Eunan’s nursing home to read to the residentsSt. Eunan’s nursing home(Time TBC)Week 4Tuesday 13th MarchKing of Tory Patsy Dan is visiting Educate Together to talk about what it is like to live on an island.Design a bookmark Competition Advertisement 12.30 Senior Class Educate TogetherWeek 5Tuesday 20th MarchKate Brown will deliver a drama session with the Senior Class around the Book ‘Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows One Witch (Maybe)Senior Class 12.45pmEducate TogetherWeek 6Thursday 29th MarchErrigal College and Educate Together will take part in a table quiz 11.30amClosing ceremony at 7pm (TBC)LYIT – Letterkenny Institute of Technology Events at ERRIGAL COLLEGEDateEventVenueWeek 1TuesdayFeb 21stLaunch of READ LK – 7pmCentral Library LetterkennyWeek 2Thursday 1st March1st years visiting St. Eunan’s nursing home to read to the residents followed by refreshments and song singingSt. Eunan’s nursing home(Time TBC) Week 3Tuesday 6th MarchLiz Weir talking to parents about reading and oral language development.Followed by storytelling with the 1st years10am -12pm Errigal CollegeWeek 4Tuesday 13th MarchKing of Tory Patsy Dan is visiting Educate Together to talk about what it is like to live on an island.Design a bookmark Competition Advertisement 2pm Errigal College Week 5Tuesday 20th MarchKate Brown will deliver a drama session with 1st years around the Book ‘Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (Maybe)1st years Errigal College 10am – 11.30amWeek 6Thursday 29th MarchErrigal College and Educate Together will take part in a table quiz 11.30amClosing ceremony at 7pm (TBC) Advertisement LYIT – Letterkenny Institute of TechnologyUNIQUE AMERICAN BOOK READING PROJECT COMES TO DONEGAL was last modified: February 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:book reading projecterrigal collegeread lklast_img

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