BUS BOOK IN CLOGHEEN: Jim Conran and his grandchildren, Lily and Matthew Barrington who were in Clogheen last Tuesday morning to greet the Children's Summer Book Bus - the book bus will visit Clogheen weekly until the 23rd August. (John Ahern)

The Children’s Summer Book Bus will visit Clogheen weekly (every Tuesday morning 10.30am to 12.30pm) until 23rd August.

We caught up with friendly bus driver, Liam Duggan and his mobile library this week and it didn’t take long for the first of his customers to come along. The bus is stocked with a variety of reading material suitable for boys and girls of all ages.

The Tipperary County Council initiative is being very well received and has the full backing of local public representatives such as Cllr. Marie Murphy.

Endorsing the concept, Cllr. Murphy said the bus was an innovative way of connecting with young people that encouraged reading.

She also welcomed the additional funding that was to be made available to summer book bus projects.

The distinctive vehicle also visits the region’s national schools where children are equally enthusiastic.

Those we spoke to in Clogheen said the scheme was a brilliant one and they encouraged others to avail of it.