Cruinniú na nÓg at Offaly Libraries

This year, Cruinniú na nÓg will take place on Saturday, June 10.

This is a special day of creativity for children from 0-18 years old.

Over the past five years, it has become a key date in Ireland’s cultural calendar, providing opportunities for Ireland’s 1.2 million children and young people to be inquisitive and curious, inventive and innovative, to fulfil a creative ambition or showcase an inner creative talent.

This year, everyone is invited to celebrate their creativity and to take part in Offaly’s Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations on Saturday June 10.

Offaly Libraries has organised a diverse range of workshops which are jam-packed with activity in Offaly Volunteer Centre hub and 8 library locations: Banagher, Birr, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane, Kilcormac and Tullamore.

These creative activities include workshops on music, abstract art, illustration, creative writing and story-telling. There is something for all age groups.

Developmental projects: Throughout April, May and June, children around the county were busy working on development projects. Children have learned new skills including creative writing, clay character design, film-making, using recyclable products, sustainable business and soap-making. A slideshow will be screened in each library showcasing all events that have taken place in the lead up to June 10th.

Contact and Collect activities: Fancy learning how to use a spinning plate? Pick up a kit from your local library before they’re all snapped up!

On June 10collect your “Spinning Plate Kit” from your local library. Scan the QR code provided in the kit to view an instructional video.

Schools around the county have been practising using these during the month of May.

Craft Kits will also be available to collect from your local branch. Call in on June 10 and tell library staff your age to receive a suitable craft kit to take home. For more information, please contact your local branch.