Minister Humphreys added:
“Every library in the country has bedtime story books ready for parents and children to pick up. I commend the work of the libraries in supporting this initiative. I want every child in the country to be a library member and for children to share the lovely experience of having stories read to them at bedtime. Introducing children to the joy of stories and reading together is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child.
I know librarians across the country are looking forward to greeting all these young children when they come to pick up their Little Book at Bedtime”.
On behalf of public libraries in Ireland Pauline Brennan, Leitrim County Librarian and Chair of the National Programmes Committee said: