Testimonials

Children's Books Ireland works closely with corporate supporters, trusts and foundations, and donors to deliver excellent projects and programmes. We develop close working relationships with a diverse range of partners from many different industries and with many different objectives. Our partnerships are fundamental to our success and enable us to bring books and the joy of reading to every corner of Ireland.

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Hear what our supporters say about working with the team in Children's Books Ireland:

Karina Howley, Head of Corporate Citizenship and Diversity, KPMG Ireland 

‘Working with the team in Children's Books Ireland is fantastic, when we are brainstorming ideas they bring creativity, unique perspectives, a no-problem attitude, professionalism and years of experience to the table – this is invaluable for us. We are always looking at innovative ways we can have hands-on, skills-based volunteering opportunities for our employees in the education/literacy area and Children's Books Ireland always deliver on this.'

Louise Cronje, Sponsorship Manager, An Post Irish Book Awards

‘Children's Books Ireland have been a wonderful partner for An Post to work with. What started off as exploratory talks about common interests has turned into a very fruitful partnership which is fully aligned to our sponsorship strategy of improving the quality of life for communities in Ireland via reading. Both An Post and Children's Books Ireland love books and are aware of the fundamental and powerful benefits for children and young people of reading for pleasure.'

Joanne Petty, Citi, Public Affairs Officer, Citi

‘Citi is delighted to partner once again with Children's Books Ireland. It has never been more important to encourage children to read than it is now. With all that is happening in the world, instilling a love of reading in children will not only benefit their education in the long-term but also provides them with a momentary escape from reality. As a company, we are committed to providing education and entrepreneurship opportunities to young people and we believe the work that Children's Books Ireland does, is a key part of that.'

Gerard Cavanagh, The Cavanagh Family, School Library Gift

‘I have been involved, on behalf of some members of the Cavanagh family, in a gift of books to a National School in rural North Donegal. It was done in the name of our grandparents, John and Caroline Cavanagh. It was their home place. At all times I found the Children's Books Ireland team to be exemplary in all their activity. They made the process very simple and effortless.

I was present on the day the books arrived and the reaction of the children, staff and parents was exceptional. The impact on the children and school was most impressive. I would commend any others considering a gift of books to do it, no regrets.'  

Eoin Colfer, author, Laureate na nÓg 2014-2016 and Children's Books Ireland Patron  

‘In the past two decades, Children's Books Ireland has become synonymous with a love for reading and books. For readers, writers and publishers alike the passionate individuals of Children's Books Ireland are our champions and our heroes. Their enthusiasm is infectious, their energy is astounding and their support for anyone furthering the cause of young people reading is unwavering.'