Welcome to the Kildare Library Service Blog

Welcome to our blog! Book reviews, recommendations, tutorials and more – we’re hoping to have a bit of something for everyone.


Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Tomorrow is the day – A day of free creativity for children and young people Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Young Adult Fiction Recommendations for PRIDE Month

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli   Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if… Continue reading Young Adult Fiction Recommendations for PRIDE Month

Encouraging your Child’s STEM learning at Home:  A ‘How To’ Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 15th June, 7pm, via Zoom This event is being hosted by Kildare Library and Arts Service in partnership with the Maynooth University Department of Chemistry Parents have a key role to play in encouraging and harnessing their child’s natural curiosity around STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). However, many parents don’t know where to… Continue reading Encouraging your Child’s STEM learning at Home:  A ‘How To’ Panel Discussion