Many congratulations to Johanna Lane from the Presentation College, Tuam, who won the 18 and Under section of the Europe Direct National Soapbox Grand Final at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin!
The Soapbox provides citizens from every European country an opportunity to have their say about European Union affairs. The theme for this year’s competition was Climate Change is Not My Problem.
Eight libraries around Ireland host Europe Direct Information Centres, which offer citizens a direct link to the activities of the European Commission.
I was honoured to give a keynote address on the importance of libraries to our communities and the way in which they have become hubs for a whole range of services.
Pictured with me left to right are Una Kelly of Ballinasloe Library, Siobhán Lane, Rebecca Lane and Johanna Lane, all from Bishop Street, Tuam.