2020 Cork County Council Library Calendar launched for Library Ireland Week

14 December 2019
By Bryan Smyth

Pictured are the competition winners and talented artists from this year’s competition

The 2020 Cork County Council Library Calendar, featuring 12 original artworks from talented children across the County, was officially launched by the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan, at the LHQ Gallery in County Library Headquarters on the Wednesday of Library Ireland Week.

In October the County Library and Arts service held an art competition on the theme of “I Love My Library”. Children under the age of 12 were invited to submit a picture and the libraries were inundated with hundreds of entries. Twelve winners were chosen to feature their artwork on a month of the calendar.

The winners are Síofra Gormley (6), Mia Walsh (11), Kate Howie (12), Summer O’Donovan (6 ), Emily O’Leary (9), Fiona Geary (12), Ruby Ní Charthaigh (6), Clíona O’Connell (9), Lucy Murphy (9), Charlie Cahill (5), Daniel Whelton (9) and Caoimhe Flannery (12).

File photo of Mayor: Mayor O’Sullivan congratulated all the winners and entrants on the high standard of work submitted to the competition
“The judges must have had an incredibly hard time choosing the winners. The talent and creativity amongst our young people in Cork is quite apparent. We are delighted to be able to help nurture this creativity through the County Libraries & Arts Service”

Judging of the competition was carried out by the Arts Office of Cork County Council and printing costs for the unique calendar was supported by the Creative Ireland Fund.

Library Ireland week runs from December 1st to 7th and is an annual initiative of the Library Association of Ireland. Cork County libraries are running a number of events, and activities in our branch libraries across the county all week.

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