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Access LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Online for Kids

Kildare Libraries have a 6-month trial of LOTE Online for Kids, an online database of digital books in World languages, that allows children to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) both in the library and at home. The digital picture books are available in multiple languages and in English translation… Continue reading Access LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Online for Kids

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Divergent

Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Dystopian fiction. Young adult novel Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Sixteen year old Tris is forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone is slotted into one faction, Tris doesn't fit in.  So she makes the choice to venture out alone, determined… Continue reading Book Review: Divergent

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Community Time Machine: A Neighbourhood Archive of Stories & Creativity

As part of the Age Friendly Ireland initiative the Neighbourhood Network in conjunction with Creative Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development are seeking communities in Kildare to take part in a neighbourhood archive project over the next few weeks. What is The Community Time Machine project? The ‘Time Machine’ is an age-friendly,… Continue reading Community Time Machine: A Neighbourhood Archive of Stories & Creativity

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Festive Fun with Lámh workshop Friday 10th December at 6.30pm via Zoom This December enjoy Family time at Kildare Libraries with Deirdre ~ Senior Speech & Language Therapist & Lámh Tutor. Join us on Zoom in the comfort of your home for a fun filled Christmas evening with Sing & Sign Christmas songs, a special… Continue reading Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Lump of Coal Author: Lemony Snicket Genre: Childrens Fiction. Festive Story. Humour. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Miracles can happen, even to those who are small, flammable, and dressed all in black. Review: This is a funny short story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

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Huddle In For a Festive Story-Time and Get Some Book Gift Ideas This Saturday

Winter Wonder Tales with StoryGate - Family storytelling session on 4th of December at 11am Huddle together for this online cosy story time. German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder from StoryGate will spread the joy of Christmas with heart-warming stories for the whole family! Listen to her story STARS INSIDE about a little girl's journey to find… Continue reading Huddle In For a Festive Story-Time and Get Some Book Gift Ideas This Saturday

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

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Supernatural. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: What if having a chance to save humanity comes with a grim price? One that you hate and fear the most? To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness. Allison Sekemoto… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 12

Gunpowder, Gaslamp, Flintlock and Steampunk. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Gunpowder Fantasy Gunpowder fantasy is centred on the presence of gunpowder in the story. Consequently, it more or less encompasses flintlock fantasy and more modern guns and gunpowder-related weapons. Magic, fantastical creatures, and other tropes of fantasy are still present in gunpowder fantasy. Magic and… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 12

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Every December, libraries in Kildare host a special programme of events that gets all the family involved, called Family Time at Your Library. The staff from each of the main libraries have been working hard putting together a mix of online events for you for this years programme. There's even two as Gaeilge in-person nature… Continue reading Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Mane Attraction Author: Shelly Laurenston Genre: Fiction. Paranormal Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The third book in the Pride series, this title finds weddings having the strangest effect on people. Exhibit 1: Sissy Mae waking up in a strange place after her brother Bobby Ray's nuptials. Exhibit… Continue reading Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston