Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Bridgerton: The Duke and I

Title: The Duke and I Author: Julia Quinn Genre: Historical Fiction. Romance. Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has concocted a devious plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers.  He shall pretend to be engaged to the lovely Daphne… Continue reading Book Review: Bridgerton: The Duke and I

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Five Feet Apart

Title: Five Feet Apart Author: Rachael Lippincott Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Stella has spent a good portion of her life in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is carefully planned with routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which begin to… Continue reading Book Review: Five Feet Apart

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information, Library services, TTT- Toys Technology & Training

Toys, Technology & Training Online Events February – May 2022

What is the TTT Programme? The TTT Programme is designed to offer support to children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities or more significant needs. Based in Athy, Leixlip and Naas libraries, a specialised collection of toys and assistive equipment can be accessed free of charge in branches throughout the county and can be borrowed… Continue reading Toys, Technology & Training Online Events February – May 2022

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

BookTok Recommended Reads: Adult Fiction

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads: Adult Fiction

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

By Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Did you know that January celebrates the genre of Science Fiction. National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, which corresponds with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. While it's the 8th of January today,… Continue reading Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia

Title: Bridge to Terabithia  Author: Katherine Paterson Genre: Children's Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke forge an unlikely friendship and together create the imaginary land of Terabithia. Together they rule as king and queen, until an awful tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much… Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Fire in Frost

Title: Fire in Frost Author: Alicia Rades Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Crystal Frost is adamant she isn't crazy. But despite all her protests, she can't justify the fact that normal people don't see ghosts. Only insane people do. Crazy people, like herself.  As her psychic… Continue reading Book Review: Fire in Frost

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

Book Review: The Worst Witch

Title: The Worst Witch Author: Jill Murphy Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Mildred Hubble was a trainee witch and made an awful mess of it. But she managed to survive at Miss. Cackle's Academy. Up until an unfortunate incident where she turned Ethel, the teacher's pet… Continue reading Book Review: The Worst Witch

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: It Ends With Us

Title: It Ends With Us Author: Colleen Hoover Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: "Easy" isn't a word that has ever described Lily's life. It's always been a battle, but it never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. Lily left behind a small… Continue reading Book Review: It Ends With Us