‘I turned off my PS and TV and read from 9.30 pm, I looked at my watch, thinking I’d been reading for half an hour and it was 11pm’

A student talking about reading The Hate U Give. (Galway C.C.)

‘Do you have any more like ‘The Bone Room’? I can just see Mr Prince like, long black hair tied back and a big coat. Oh, it’s just so scary’

1st year student. Almost everyone since has borrowed that book! (Margaret Aylward C.C.)

‘Right, Sarah, have another one going for me, in case I finish this (Colm Keegan) one’.

TY student who has grown to love poetry since Rupi Kaur free verse…! (Margaret Aylward C.C.)

“What do you mean you don’t read books? That is ridiculous!”

From one 1st year student to another 1st year student. (Dungarvan College)

“Oh Miss, you got in the next one in the series. I’m so happy”.

A student is delighted to find a new book in the library by one of her favourite authors at the start of term. (Selskar College)

“I want to volunteer as library assistant because I enjoy reading and I think reading is an essential part to every student life”.

Taken from the Library Assistants’ Application Forms…(Selskar College)

“My daughter is always talking about the library and the things she does there.”

The mother of a 2nd year JCSP student. (Coláiste Eoin)

“I’ve actually had to put a set of shelves up in me bedroom I’ve that many books now”

A parent who has attended the Parent’s Book Club for a year

“I was really looking forward to coming back. I love the library so much and missed it so much during the holidays. Did you miss us?”

2nd year student who is a regular library user