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Ireland Reads


Ireland Reads is back for February 2023!

Irish libraries, Children’s Books Ireland, NALA, booksellers, publishers and others are partnering once again to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to Ireland Reads Day on 25th of February.

The campaign is asking everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ on Ireland Reads Day, February 25th.

Pledge to read!

Visit, where you can make a pledge, and let us know how long you’re going to read for on Ireland Reads Day, February 25th. 

Not sure what to read? No problem!

The Ireland Reads website also offers book recommendations suited to a person’s interests and the time they have available. There are more than 800 recommendations from librarians all around the country.  

A website user can simply enter their favourite type of book and how long they would like to read each day and the website will offer a suitable book suggestion and work out how long it will take to complete – a couch to 5k for books! Check it out!

Borrow online

Don’t forget, library members can borrow from 12 million items or download from thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online. Simply visit to join or to find out how to use our online services including Borrowbox, Libby and PressReader. You can of course also support your local bookshop!  

If you’re not already a member or you haven’t yet used these services, find out how to join and start using online services right now

Ireland Reads events

Campaign partners and libraries all over the country will be running ‘Ireland Reads’ initiatives and events throughout February in the build up to February 25th. Check out for details or see your local library website. 

A number of well-known campaign ambassadors from the worlds of writing, science, sport, health and broadcasting are on board to help promote the campaign, and you can find out what reading means to them and why they support the campaign at

Find out about all that’s happening for Ireland Reads, get book recommendations and take the pledge to read on February 25th at