Doing it for the books

Children’s Books Ireland have launched a new initiative to raise funds and keep the huge number of projects they are involved with running. (The three primary goals of CBI are engaging young people with books, resourcing the children’s books community and reminding everyone of the importance of books for young people.)

If you’re reading here then the chances are you are already interested in Irish publishing. At the Children’s Book Forum yesterday the who-be-whats-its mentioned a new generation of active and talented writers/illustrators online - why not put your money where your mouse is and add your name to the list?

Many more details about why the initiative is so important are all available on CBI’s website and if you’re still not convinced - why not!? - have a read here about what they are planning to do in the future. And then donate from as little to as much as you want:

Total so far: €500
(There is no deadline for donations to CBI - but if you want to throw into this we’ll be sending it all over on the 10 December 2008)

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  • VeryHungryCaterpillar

    Folks - that is just so lovely of you.

    You have no idea how much this has lifted our hearts. With all the gloom and doom news about what might happen to our funding in coming years support like this is invaluable.

    I really really appreciate it!

    Comment | November 28, 2008
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  • I eventually kept my word as the first few days of the week got away from me, but I just called and made a small donation, wish I could have donated more.

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  • Thanks Frank! Will I put your name in lights above??

    Comment | December 3, 2008
  • Ah, I’m not in it for the glory

    Comment | December 3, 2008
  • Sure sure ;)

    Thanks again though - hoping to get the total a little higher before the 10th (fingers crossed).

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