Call out for Bookbag 2019/20

Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, funded by Brown Bag Films and delivered in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland. Our aim is to get books into the hands of children in primary schools in Dublin and to inspire a love of reading in young people. We do this through gifting a book to every child in the school. These Bookbags are for each child to take home and keep. The books are chosen carefully with the aim of capturing the imaginations of avid and reluctant readers alike. Bookbag also ensures that every class in the school is visited by an author or illustrator.

These experiences can be a powerful way to encourage a love of reading and bring stories to life. Bookbag assesses the particular needs of each school we work with and, within the constraints of our budget, we aim to address issues and build on strengths to develop a strong reading culture within the school. The application window opens today on Friday 27th September 2019 and closes November 22nd 2019. Visit for further details.

To apply, please fill out the Bookbag application form here.

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