Story Stroll


Erika McGann’s book, Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt is available as a ‘story stroll’ in playgrounds and parks across Laois in summer 2022. Pages of the book on boards are displayed and families can walk around our green spaces – reading this beautiful publication at the same time!
This initiative is a collaboration between Laois County Library Service, Erika McGann, O’Brien Press, Laois County Council Sports Section and primary schools. It promotes reading and library use among families with amore outdoor focus.

A woman telling a story with soft toys as props

Author Erika McGann engaging with pupils from Rock N.S at the Laois Library’s “StoryStroll” Launch at the Playground Mountmellick on friday morning Photo Credit Denis Byrne

Story Stroll will be in the following locations on these dates:
Mountrath Playground July 16 – July 21
Abbeyleix Playground July 23 – August 4
Stradbally Playground August 6 – August 11
Portarlington Park August 13 – August 31

Families are invited to participate in a Wee Donkey Quiz and will receive a prize at the local library for doing so!
Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook. She is also the author of the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series.
For more information: https://laois.ie/departments/libraries/whats-on/

Four smiling children holding a Laois Libraries story stroll banner

A thumbs up from these young pupils from the Rock National School for the Laois Library’s “Storystroll” at Mountmellick Playground. Photo Denis Byrne