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Calling all schools...

Robert DunbarROBERT DUBBAR MEMORIAL LIBRARIES

The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries are named in memory of CBI’s former patron and long-time friend. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in Ireland and a true champion of children’s books and their creators. Throughout his career as a secondary school teacher, he was instrumental in the establishment and running of school libraries, and later, as a lecturer in and commentator on children’s literature, he strongly supported schools in building and maintaining collections of books which would enhance the lives of their students.

As a way of honouring Robert’s significant contribution to CBI and to children’s literature and reading in Ireland, CBI in partnership with ICLA and supporting publishers, will make an award of three libraries worth €2,500 each to three schools. Irish and Northern Irish primary and secondary schools are invited to apply for the award.

The three-week application window for the 2019 cycle opens on 24 September, 2018.

To apply go to the CBI website and the form to CBI by October 15th 2018.

https://childrensbooksireland.ie/call-out-for-the-robert-dunbar-memorial-libraries-2018/

 

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