Supporting Literacy at Home

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

We have complied a list of some great online childhood literacy resources.

Also it’s good to note that according to the Government roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions, the Government is to begin reopening public libraries in Phase 2 beginning on June 8th.


  • Dublin City Libraries are hosting storytime sessions on their Facebook page here.


  • Dubray Books Festival are featuring authors reading their stories on their Youtube channel here.


  • KPMG’s Reading Heroes challenge is giving prizes to children reading at home. More info here.


  • Childrens Books Ireland have their fun ‘ImagineNation’ activity sheets available online here.


  • Libraries Ireland Summer Stars Reading activity sheets here.


  • World Book Day online story reading videos are here.


  • There is a selection of Emagazine’s available from Libraries Ireland here.


  • Borrow Box App allows you to borrow books from the library and view them on your ipad/phone. Steps: 1. Join your local public library 2. Install the BorrowBox app on your device 3. Activate with your library membership 4. Borrow free eBooks and eAudiobooks.


  • RTÉ home schooling also covers literacy skills on their weekday mornings show and also have online resources.