Children’s Non Fiction: The Vicious Vikings

Title: Horrible Histories – The Vicious Vikings Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know... * Why the vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking? * How to build… Continue reading Children’s Non Fiction: The Vicious Vikings


A Guarded Life

Author: Majella Moynihan with Aoife Kelleher Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Review by: Mairead Monasterevin Library Synopsis: In 1984, Majella Moynihan was a fresh-faced young garda recruit when she gave birth to a baby boy. Charged with breaching An Garda Síochána's disciplinary rules - for having premarital sex with another guard, becoming pregnant, and having a child… Continue reading A Guarded Life

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Book Review Children’s Non-Fiction

Title: Horrible Histories – The Vile Victorians Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Queen Victoria was the ultimate Victorian, and she was 'not' amused. Luckily YOU will be splitting your sides, as you discover how disgusting the Victorians really were! They may have looked all prim and proper, but they were a… Continue reading Book Review Children’s Non-Fiction

General Information

Cruinniú na nÓg Cruthaím

This is your chance to represent your county and celebrate creativity as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021. Meangadh Fíbín, in conjunction with Cruinniú na nÓg, TG4 and Cúala4, are excited to announce the launch of a new campaign to find a creative young person from every county in Ireland, along with one young person… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg Cruthaím

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Guide to Downloading Bolinda BorrowBox eBooks to an eReader or PC

Borrowbox eBooks can be used on all eReaders except Kindle eReaders (however Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire Tablets do allow you to download the Borrowbox app and read Borrowbox eBooks). Step 1 Install Adobe Digital Editions To read eBooks on your eReader or PC you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.… Continue reading Guide to Downloading Bolinda BorrowBox eBooks to an eReader or PC

Arts & Crafts

Knitted Easter Bunny

By Catherine Hi Everyone, Happy Easter to you all. I was working on this knitted Easter bunny egg cozy for a small chocolate egg and thought it might be a nice Easter knit for this weekend. ‘How to make a bunny egg cozy’ What you need 3: Cast on 4: Knit square Picture 5: Stitch… Continue reading Knitted Easter Bunny

Arts & Crafts

Easter Egg Paper Decorations

By Aoife, Newbridge Library You will need:  Printable template for Easter eggs (you can find one online) PrinterWhite paper/green paperColouring supplies (coloured markers, coloured pencils, glitter…..whatever you have)ScissorsGlue How to make: This craft starts with a printable Easter egg template. These can be found online from easypeasyandfun.com. *My template has six eggs on it, but it… Continue reading Easter Egg Paper Decorations

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational

Kildare Library eServices Webshow

Take some time to learn about the e-services available to you for free through your local Kildare Library Service. Learn how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks, or online classes, digital newspapers, eMagazines and even learn a new language online. Join us on Zoom for a guide to getting started with this service by booking your… Continue reading Kildare Library eServices Webshow

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A Nature Treasure Hunt

By Maynooth Library Scavenger hunts are an exciting way to get children exploring the natural world. They are also a great way to add fun to family walks. Use our Nature Treasure Hunt Sheet to get some inspiration. Head out any time in April and see what you can find.  There are even some nature… Continue reading A Nature Treasure Hunt

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations


Author: John Banville Genre: Adult - Mystery Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: While spending some rest time at his fathers’ home, D.I. St John Strafford is directed to attend the horrific murder of Ballyglass parish priest Tom Lawless; whose body was found at the home of the once influential family of Ballyglass; The Osborne’s. Not only… Continue reading Snow