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Reader in Residence

Dublin City Public Libraries are committed to developing  the role of the library as a centre for culture, with programmes and projects that meet individual and community needs. As part of the Dublin North East Inner City Initiative, Dublin City Libraries, through the office of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, is extending its already successful Reader-in-Residence programme.

Readers in Residence have been carefully chosen to lead book-based activities in libraries and  primary schools of the north east inner city.  These activities will be tailored by the Readers to suit different age groups and ability levels.

The Reader-in Residence programme is a fun and exciting way of providing opportunities for positive engagement with libraries and reading for children and their families.

Contact Dublin UNESCO City of Literature for more details



Bernadette Larkin works as a consultant and creative practitioner with education and cultural organisations. As Head Of Education and Programmes at Airfield, a 38 acre urban working farm in Dublin, she developed a diverse arts and nature based education programme for children and adults. Prior to joining Airfield Bernadette worked at The Ark across a range of art forms, including, theatre, literature and visual arts. As Project Manager of ArkLink in Fatima Mansions, she worked with artists to deliver a community-based arts programme for children. She has worked on projects with Childrens Books Ireland and has recently completed Around The Table, a Dublin’s Culture Connects initiative with The National Library of Ireland working with communities from the Docks to the Markets area of Dublin.

She is currently the UNESCO City of Literature Community Reader – in – Residence working with young people in a range of settings across the Dublin 1 area.


Ruth Concannon



Reader In Residence Julianne Mooney
Julianne Mooney