BookWorms Children’s Book Festival returns to Roscommon

The Literary Festival for children, the BookWorms Festival makes a welcome return to Roscommon next month. Last year’s inaugural festival proved so popular with youngsters that this year it’s back and it’s even bigger!

The festival runs from Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th June with events taking place all around Roscommon town including Roscommon Arts Centre, the County Library, The Comfy Cafe, The Peppermill, Molloy’s Bakery, Gleeson’s Townhouse and various schools in the county.

The festival launch takes place in the County Library on Thursday 9th June at 6pm with author Gerry Boland launching his first book of poems for children, “The Secret Lives of Mothers”, and all are welcome to come along, young and old and get the festival started!

The festival is jam packed with an array of events, such as a Graphic Comic Workshop with author Alan Nolan, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with storyteller Wayne O’Connor, The Magic Bookshop, a treasure trove of books, returning to the arts centre, there will be Snuggly Storytelling for little ones in the PepperMill, Bookswap Shops running in Molloy’s Bakery and The Comfy Cafe, lullabies for babies with Codladh Samh at the arts centre, stickers, balloons, free cookies and lots lots more….
The BookWorms Events Brochure is available now from Roscommon Arts Centre, County Library, Roscommon Arts Office and a host of venues and locations around the Town. You can also download it here

For more information on the festival contact Roscommon Arts Centre on 09066 25824