Citywide reading campaign launched with Making Millions chosen as book

By Aideen O Flaherty 

LOCAL children are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Citywide Reading campaign by delving into the world of Cass and the Bubble Street Gang, in the book ‘Making Millions’ by Erika McGann, as they get up to mischief trying to make money.

The book is suitable for children aged from seven to ten-years-old, and the aim of the campaign is to promote reading for pleasure among young boys and girls across the county.

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The campaign, which will be running until March, was launched last month in Pearse Street Library in the city centre, and children are being encouraged to pick up a copy of the book in their local library or to buy one from a bookshop.

Author Erika McGann said: “I’m so excited and delighted that ‘Making Millions’ is the 2018 Citywide book.

“I live in the heart of the city and I’ve already met and shared stories with a lot of kids through Dublin City Libraries.

“I’m looking forward to meeting many more and to hearing their stories about secret forts, jumble sales, ghost stories and getting up to (just a little bit of) mischief.”

Dublin City librarian Margaret Hayes said: “The Citywide Reading campaign has a simple but important aim – to get children reading for fun and pleasure.

“This is the seventh year of the Dublin City Public Libraries initiative and this year’s choice, ‘Making Millions’ by Erika McGann, will definitely keep young minds enthralled with its engaging plot.”

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Council Public Libraries, in partnership with O’Brien Press, are running the Citywide Reading campaign.

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