Relaxed CBI Book Clinic @ Malahide Library
October 30 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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 a new read? Then pop along to the CBI Book Clinic, where the CBI Book Doctors will be ready to offer the best advice for young readers.
At this special book clinic we will be running a drop in clinic from 3.30-5.30pm at Malahide Library. Then from 6-8pm we will have a relaxed Autism friendly book clinic, where families can book an appointment with the Book Doctor by calling the library on (01) 8704430 / 31.
You can find a book clinic social story for Malahide Library here.
Children will leave with a CBI Reading Passport, and a prescription for their next read to take to their local bookshop or library. The Book Clinic is always free of charge and drop-in on a first come first served basis, although waiting lists will apply during busy periods.
What we mean when we say autism friendly? We mean:
- we have made every effort to make the book clinic friendly to children and young people with autism by removing potential stressors and programming in a space with reduced stimuli where possible.
- we have created a social story for the event with information about what happens at the book clinic and about the space where the book clinic will take place so that parents, guardians and children can make an informed choice about whether to attend.
- we endeavour to offer appointments in advance at these clinics, to reduce waiting times for families.
Of course, our book doctors aren’t real medical doctors! While they are not experts in autism or literacy, they are children’s books experts, with incredible knowledge and heaps of brilliant book recommendations at their fingertips. They will always try to find the very best book for every child, tailored to the child’s interests so that they can discover the joy of reading and books, whether they are reading themselves or being read to.