This week Midwest Radio took a trip to St Louis Community School in Kiltimagh to visit their new school library
Did you know…
- The school library in St. Louis secondary school in Kiltimagh is made up of entirely second hand materials
- The world’s largest school library, in India, boasts over 300,000 books, promoting a love for learning.
- Ireland’s oldest school library, at Trinity College Dublin, dates back to 1592 and houses priceless manuscripts.
Why are school libraries and reusing old books so important?
- School libraries and reusing old books promote sustainability, preserve knowledge, and offer cost-effective educational resources for students.
- School libraries and reusing old books encourage a sense of history, connecting students with the past and fostering appreciation for timeless literature.
- Reusing old books and school libraries both promote a feeling of community by offering common resources for learning and development.
What can I do to help local beaches and sand dunes?
- To help reuse books in Ireland, donate old books to local libraries, schools, or charities, promoting literacy and sustainability.
- Support local secondhand bookshops and book exchange programs to actively participate in the recycling and reusing of books.
- Support, join or organise book swap events in your community to promote the sharing and reuse of books.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
www.abebooks.com – It offers a wide selection of used books, including those specific to Ireland.