Young People's Events

We have regular events and activities for children and teenagers such as story-time, toddler groups, author visits, puppets-shows, craft and writing workshops and book clubs. Check our calendar or with your local library to see what is happening in your area.

The Superhero from Cork

"The Superhero from Cork” creative writing competition for primary school children was open to 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils from schools in Cork County.  
We couldn’t get books to the children due to libraries being closed so we asked them to write a story for us instead.  
Three winners were picked, one from each class group but all entries to the competition will be stored in a special COVID-19 archive that is being compiled by the Local Studies Department of Cork County Council Library and Arts Service.  This resource will be used by historians of the future when they are looking back at these extraordinary times of COVID-19.  

The winners are:

Slaney O’Brien from Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Rochestown, Co Cork (pdf) (6th class winner)

Katie O’Regan from Scoil Naomh Fionan, Rennies, Co Cork (pdf) (5th class winner)

Donnacha McMahon from Newtownshandrum NS, Co Cork (pdf) (4th class winner)

The winning stories will be featured in the “Kidzone” section of Cork’s Evening Echo on Monday June 8th, 15th and 22nd and also on Red FM with Dave Mac between 4 – 7 pm on Monday June 8th.

Summer Stars

Cork County Library and Arts Service will soon launch the Summer Stars reading programme and it will run during June, July and August.  Join us this year as we offer Summer Reading from your local library, e-books and e-audiobooks from Borrowbox, puzzles and competitions, book readings and other fun to keep you entertained through the Summer.  Follow our social media updates on Facebook and Twitter for more information.