Book Reviews

General Information

Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

Following the announcement from Government, that the entire country is to be moved to level 3 ‘with modifications’ of Recovery and Resilience 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19, the following arrangements will now be in place for Kildare Libraries from Tuesday 1st December. Open by AppointmentKildare Libraries in Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and… Continue reading Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

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

Book Review: Talon

Title: Talon Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: On the surface, Ember Hill looks like your average sixteen year old girl, but Ember has a lethal secret–She’s a shapeshifter. More specifically, she can shift from human to scaly, horned back dragon, with barely a passing… Continue reading Book Review: Talon

General Information, Let's Talk About Parenting

‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Spring programme of Free Talks & Workshops

Please see attached the brochure of information for our ‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Spring programme of free talks and workshops. These events have been organised by Kildare Library Service with support from the following agencies and organisations: The Kildare Child and Young People Services Committee, The Kildare & West Wicklow Parenting Forum and the HSE… Continue reading ‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Spring programme of Free Talks & Workshops

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

Book Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Title: Where The Crawdads Sing Author: Delia Owens Genre: Mystery, Contemporary Novel Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Abandoned by everyone in her family at a young age, Catherine Clark must persevere and learn to fend for herself in a land inhabited with wildlife, but not much else. Catherine (Kya to those… Continue reading Book Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Council Services

Delay in Displaying Proposed Plans for Old Greenfield Estate in Maynooth

Previously the below plans were meant to be available from Friday 11th November at Maynooth Library but have been delayed until Monday 21st November. Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) – Part XI Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8 Site Location: 352 Old Greenfield, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 T3Y1 and Fitzgerald… Continue reading Delay in Displaying Proposed Plans for Old Greenfield Estate in Maynooth

Children Ages 0 - 5, Library services, Storytime

Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Children learn through play, and it is a vital part of development of language, literacy, and numeracy skills so with this in mind we have lots of fun events for Early Years over the coming months across Kildare Libraries.  Each month you and your little ones can now look forward to a variety of free… Continue reading Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Children 6-12, Educational, Library services

LOTE Kids EBooks Adds More Picture-books in Different Languages

We've previously written posts about the various eServices available to library users and one for children is LOTE, or Languages Other Than English which you can read about here. What's New Last month LOTE Online for Kids released another 60+ picture books, taking the collection to 1,800+ book titles in 50+ languages! Languages in focus for this… Continue reading LOTE Kids EBooks Adds More Picture-books in Different Languages

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Council Services, Kildare readers Festival, Library services, Writers

Kildare County Council announce return of Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Kildare Library & Arts Services is delighted to confirm that Kildare Readers Festival returns to venues across the county from Monday, 3rd October to Sunday, 9th October 2022. Kildare Readers Festival in partnership with the Irish Writers’ Centre connects readers with authors and artists through exciting, innovative, and accessible events and workshops. We look forward… Continue reading Kildare County Council announce return of Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Children Ages 0 - 5, Council Services, Educational, Library services

Last Chance to Collect Starting School Book Bags

Libraries in Ireland in conjunction with the Department for Children, Equality, Disability and Youth have been offering a bag of books and information for young people starting primary school and their families as part of the 'My Little Library Book Bag' initiative. A lot of children who are eligible to avail of this scheme have… Continue reading Last Chance to Collect Starting School Book Bags

Children 6-12, Educational, Library services

LOTE Kids Ebooks Add New Languages

We've previously written posts about the various eServices available to library users and one for children is LOTE, or Languages Other Than English which you can read about here. What's New New Languages Last month LOTE Online for Kids released another 60+ picture books, taking the collection to 1,750+ book titles in 50+ languages! Languages in focus… Continue reading LOTE Kids Ebooks Add New Languages

Writers

Local Writers selected for Irish Writers Centre National Mentoring Programme

Local writers Catherine Gander and Siobhán Hoy have been selected by the Irish Writers Centre for the National Literary Mentoring programme over the next eight months from acclaimed Irish writers.  Catherine and Siobhán are among a total of 37 writers who have been selected from a total of over three hundred applicants nationally. Kildare County… Continue reading Local Writers selected for Irish Writers Centre National Mentoring Programme