Published On: Fri, Jan 16th, 2015 at 11:39am

Dublin’s Citywide Reading Campaign 2015 launched today

danger_is_everywhere_front_cover_3_1416824729Children in Dublin went on high danger alert today as Dublin City Council’s Public Libraries launched this year’s Citywide Reading Campaign for Children.

This year’s book choice is ‘Danger is Everywhere’ by comedian and children’s author David O’Doherty. It’s a fun take on the real and imagined ‘dangers’ that lurk in everyday places and features illustrations by Chris Judge. The book’s style will be familiar to the many fans of the ‘Wimpy Kid’ series.

‘Danger is Everywhere’ gives a humorous insight into the dangers that confront children everywhere – from packing their school bag to brushing their teeth and is sure to appeal to boys and girls aged 7 to 11 years.

Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, says “the Citywide Reading Campaign has one simple aim – to get children reading for pleasure. I encourage children and their parents to go to their local Dublin City library this spring to find out more about the fun events taking place.” There will be author and illustrator visits to libraries, storytelling sessions and art workshops.

The Citywide Reading Campaign is organised by Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service as part of its Dublin UNESCO City of Literature programme and this year’s event is in partnership with publishers Puffin Books.

The book’s author David O’Doherty joined illustrator Chris Judge and school children for today’s launch at the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Kildare St at 9am. David says, “I’m really pleased that ‘Danger is Everywhere’ has been picked for this year’s Citywide Reading Campaign. I tried to write a book that would appeal to committed readers but also kids who find books a bit intimidating, and I’ve done that by filling it full of very, very, very silly jokes. I can’t wait to try it out at Citywide Reading events over the next two months!”

‘Danger is Everywhere’ is available to borrow from all Dublin City Library branches and to buy from all good book shops. Details on all events are on #citywideread.

Key Citywide Reading Campaign for Children events

Tuesday 20th January 2015 3.30pm

Join author David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge for some Danger is Everywhere fun.

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7.

Free. Suitable for children 7+

Booking essential at 8691414

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Children’s Art Workshops – Danger is Everywhere

Saturday 24th January at 2pm,

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square

Open to children of all ages and costs €5, all materials are provided.

Booking essential at 2228883

Family Sketching – Danger is Everywhere

Sunday 8 February at 2pm

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square

Free! All Materials are included. Open to all ages. Families welcome!

Book essential at 2228883

Danger is Everywhere Storytelling Session – join storyteller Paul Timoney for a fun-filled hour of mayhem based on Danger is Everywhere

12pm Friday 20th February 2015

Waterways Ireland, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2

Book at or Ph: 6777510

Suitable for children 6+ Free admission

Danger is Everywhere Workshops – St. Patrick’s Festival

Big Day Out, Merrion Square

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