Bookworms – Roscommon’s Children’s Literary Festival is back!

The Bookworms Children’s Literary Festival is back and this year it is jam-packed with fun events for children who love to read, write, draw and escape into the magical world of books!

The festival takes place in a number of locations throughout Roscommon town and county from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th of June. This is the third year of the festival, which is a Roscommon County Council Arts Office, Arts Centre and Library Services initiative, and the festival continues to grow in size and popularity each year.

Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include a free family friendly theatre performance for ages 3 – 5 at Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday 10th entitled Return of Spring. The Book Clinic visits Roscommon Library on June 7th, from 3pm – 6pm, storyteller and illustrator Wayne O’Connor will be bringing his mythology show to Gleeson’s Townhouse on Saturday June 10th at 10am, BookSwap Shops will be taking place at Molloy’s Artisan Bakery throughout Friday 9th & Saturday 10th, Natalia Beylis will be at the Abbey Hotel on Saturday the 10th from 2pm with a Create Your Own Book Workshop. A Fairytale Focused Workshop with author Deirdre Sullivan in The Quad Centre on Saturday 10th from 12pm and two school shows taking place in Roscommon Arts Centre: Ridiculous on Wednesday 7th and Katie’s Birthday Party on Thursday 8th.

Other events include a puppet show for ages 3 – 5 at Roscommon Library and a number of workshops and storytelling events for little bookworms of all ages. During the four day festival there will also be a number of in-school events taking place in rural schools throughout County Roscommon.

For more information on the festival and to book tickets contact Roscommon Arts Centre on 09066 25824 or Roscommon Library on 09066 37270.

You can pick up a Bookworms Festival Brochure from the arts centre, the library and participating venues in Roscommon town or download it from

Many of the Bookworms events are free but pre-booking is advisable as capacity is limited.