Millstreet Library – Ireland Reads – YA Design a Library Card Competition

Ireland Reads Day is on Saturday 24th February. Ireland Reads is an initiative of the Government of Ireland to celebrate the joy of reading. It is funded by Healthy Ireland and supported by public libraries and many organisations that promote reading, literacy and the arts.  Take some time out and sit down for a read, for as long or as short a time as you can, and lose yourself in the adventure.  Reading has many benefits, it relaxes the body by lowering your heart rate and eases tension in your muscles.  Studies have even shown that reading boosts your mental health by reducing stress by up to 68%.

In conjunction with Ireland Read’s, Cork County Library and Arts Service are delighted to host a Young Adult (12 – 17 years) A Design a Library Card Competition.

The theme is ‘Get lost in a good book!’

The age group is 12-17 years old.

There will be one winner and they will receive a €75 book token and have their design printed on the new YA library card.

The closing date is Friday the 15th of March.

Please return your entry to any Cork County Library or alternatively you can email your entry to <email>

Millstreet library – Christmas Colouring Competition 2023

Here are photos of some of the winners.

Winners of the Millstreet Library Christmas Colouring Competition 2023

Winners: 5 – 7 years  (in no particular order)

  • Ella McSweeney                  6 years
  • Emily Fitzgerald                  5 years
  • Clodagh Casey                     7 years

Runner ups:

  • Tim O’Keeffe                        5 years
  • Ava Rohan                           5 years

Winners: 8 – 12 years (in no particular order)

  • Aoife O’ Shea                       10 years
  • Cai Stanley                           12 years
  • Evan O’Sullivan                   9 years

Runner Ups:

  • Siún Murphy                       9 years
  • Ellen Murphy                      11 years

Please collect your prize at Millstreet Library.

Congratulations and well done to all.

Happy Christmas.