++Update 11th August – the book clinics are now fully booked. Sorry to disappoint! ++
Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children’s Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics.
3rd July – Go Places with a Book!
24th July – Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes
14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings
Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop into the virtual Book Clinic! Visit the Book Doctor and consult on your favourite reads – come away with a prescription for your next book which you can take to your local bookshop or library!
Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinics are pop-up events for providing guidance about books to children and their families. Usually Children’s Books Ireland partners with festival and venues, presenting children’s book experts as Book Doctors with lab coats, prescription pads and an official stamp. Based on an informal chat with children or parents who need guidance, they recommend excellent books, using their Recommended Reads guide to the best books of the year as a tool which can be given to families for their own reference. However, given the unusual times we find ourselves in, Children’s Books Ireland are exploring new and innovative options for offering Book Clinics online.
These clinics will be presented on ZOOM, will be 15 minutes in duration and are suitable for children 0-18 years (though for babes-in-arms the advice will be directed toward parents!).
Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.