The national Right to Read programme brings together local authorities and local bodies involved in supporting literacy and reading development in the local area for a coordinated approach to providing these services in the local community. Right to Read supports literacy development for individuals, families and children as part of a locally coordinated, sustainable and standard approach across the country.
Donegal Library Service, with partner organisations, draws up and coordinates an annual local Right to Read Action Plan and works with those partners towards its implementation. Highlights annually in our libraries have included Spring into Storytime sessions during April, the Summer Stars reading programme during July and August, and the much anticipated Wainfest Children's Arts and Books Festival during October. Additional projects with network partners include Read DL, Babbling Babies nursery rhyme and action song book, Bookworm Babies and Creating Lifelong Readers, as well as programmes with libraries and local schools such as Battle of the Books. Partnerships are critical to implementing all elements of the Donegal Right to Read programme. All programmes and projects included in the Action Plan aim to encourage reading habits and to foster a love of reading.
For information on the national Right to Read programme see Right to Read