Reading and Literacy

Autism Friendly Initiatives

Public libraries may provide autism specific events such as sensory story times, social stories, literacy, art appreciation and film screenings. They may also provide quiet, clutter free areas to make libraries welcoming to people with autism and their carers.

Book Clubs

Public libraries may run book clubs for members to promote reading among different age groups.

Early Childhood Reading Initiatives

Public libraries may provide reading packs for new parents and starter books for junior and senior infant pupils to promote reading and literacy from an early age.

Right to Read Programme

Public libraries may run a programme of themed seasonal events and activities as part of the national Right to Read Programme to promote literacy and reading development for people of all ages.