Storywalk at playgrounds across Laois


As part of the Laois Libraries Summer Stars reading programme, Jennifer Farley’s book, “Scout’s Best Day Ever”, came to playgrounds, parks and walks across the county for the summer holidays. The book was installed on boards so families could walk around and read the book about Scout’s travels around Ireland from Dublin to Donegal.

Author Jennifer Farley and Mountmellick Librarian Edel Heffernan with Jennifer’s Scout’s Best Day Ever at Mountmellick Playground for the launch of the Laois County Library Service ‘Storywalk’ which is supported by Creative Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022) in partnership with Laois County Council.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Senior infants from Scoil Phadraig Naofa B.N.S. with Cathaoirleach of LCC Catherine Fitzgerald, author Jennifer Farley (centre) and Mountmellick librarian Edel Heffernan with Jennifer’s Scout’s Best Day Ever at Mountmellick Playground for the launch of the Laois County Library Service ‘Storywalk’ which is supported by Creative Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022) in partnership with Laois County Council.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Jennifer’s book takes Scout from Donegal to Cork, from the Giant’s Causeway to Salthill. The book which is beautifully illustrated engages children aged 4-10 and promotes reading in a fun and active way while enjoying the outdoors – encouraging children and caregivers to call to the library after their walk and collect their books and Summer Stars merchandise.

The Storywalk was featured in the below playgrounds over the summer months:

Mountmellick playground June 19 to July 16
Mountrath Playground July 17 to July 30
Portarlington Playground July 31 to August 31
Bog walk Abbeyleix June 19 to July 9
Rathdowney Playground July 10 to July 23
Stradbally Playground July 24 to July 30
Portlaoise Town Park July 31 to August 31

Senior infants from Scoil Phadraig Naofa B.N.S. with Cathaoirleach of LCC Catherine Fitzgerald, author Jennifer Farley and Mountmellick librarian Edel Heffernan with Jennifer’s Scout’s Best Day Ever at Mountmellick Playground for the launch of the Laois County Library Service ‘Storywalk’ which is supported by Creative Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022) in partnership with Laois County Council.
Picture: Alf Harvey.