Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children’s Books Ireland on this special FREE online book clinic on Saturday, 13th June, offered as part of Cruinniú na nÓg and supported by Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland.
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.
++Update++ This event on 13th June is now sold out, however we have added three more CBI book clinics on 3rd July, 24th July and 14th August – please let us know if you would like to take part on one of these dates by filling in this form: https://forms.gle/Tkkc7X8RdNQdDLfk9