In January 2009, the boys from 6th Class from St. Brendan’s National School visited Birr Library and felt that all the books were pink and there were no boy’s books. It was agreed that, with the help of the boys a new space would be created in the library for boys books.
How it worked
- A card was designed to keep track of the number of books the boys borrowed
- The card had 16 spaces. One space was stamped for each book read
- Each boy agreed to read 16 books in a 4 month period
- The class visited the library with their teacher every 3 weeks
- A class of 25 boys read 456 books in total.
- On the 5th of June the class received their awards for completing the challenge.
- A framed certificate was given to the school to mark the achievement.
Offaly County Librarian Mary Stuart, Class Teacher Niall Crofton and local TD Olwyn Enright after the presentation of the class certificate.
The certificate awarded to the school showing the class read 456 books in 4 months.