Book Reviews

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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

Let's Talk About Parenting

Let’s Talk About Parenting August Events 2021

What is Let’s talk about Parenting? ’The ‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Programme is a FREE series of talks and workshops for Parents and Professionals working with children and young people in County Kildare. The programme is provided by Kildare Library Service, is funded by Kildare County Council, and is supported by Kildare CYPSC and members… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Parenting August Events 2021

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Eva from Kildare Town Library on your amazing book review. Eva is the winner of this week’s book review of the week. We really enjoyed it so much. Eva's Review Book Title: Field of Home  Author: Marita Conlon Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: This is the final book in the… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

General Information

Save Money At Home: Borrow A Home Energy Kit From Your Local Library

Did you know that Kildare Libraries can help you reduce your Home energy bills?The Home Energy Saving Kit is the ultimate toolkit that helps you save energy at home. With 5 easy-to-use tools and 6 practical exercises, this kit allows you to get a better understanding of the energy usage in your home, problem areas… Continue reading Save Money At Home: Borrow A Home Energy Kit From Your Local Library

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Services, General Information

Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

Zoom Events for Leixlip Library Hungry Caterpillar Art Workshop for 2-5 Year Olds Thursday 15th July at 10am Join Janet from Gymboree Celbridge for Art & Craft fun for 2 to 5 years old! All children benefit from an opportunity to be creative! Children will explore different mediums and textures, supporting sensory input, fine motor,… Continue reading Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

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Event Notice : Walk the Camino – Cut out the Middleman with Andrea Ryan

Thursday 15th July, 7:30pm via Zoom  Many Irish Pilgrims choose to get Camino Specialists to book their accommodation for them which ends up costing hundreds of euro. The goal of this talk is to give Irish Pilgrims the knowledge and advice needed to walk the Camino without paying lots of money.  Andrea Ryan is passionate… Continue reading Event Notice : Walk the Camino – Cut out the Middleman with Andrea Ryan

General Information, Keep Well Campaign

Kildare County Council supports National Play Day 2021

Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva on Pexels.com National Play Day 2021 will take place from 3rd – 10th July with the aim of promoting play and recreation opportunities for children and young people all over Ireland. This year’s theme is ‘Playful Communities’ and Kildare’s Play Day event has been scheduled for Saturday 10th July 2021.  Kildare County Council will… Continue reading Kildare County Council supports National Play Day 2021

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Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Big Congratulations to Niamh, aged 6 from Newbridge Library is this week’s book review winner. Niamh's Review Book Title: Little Red Riding Hood Author: Coleen Degnan Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: I Loved this book. I enjoyed reading it and looking at the lovely colourful pictures. I liked it so much I… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Hello again from Aoife in Newbridge library. As I love music and books, here is a post which combines the two. These four books are all ones I hope to get stuck into at some point this year.  Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Synopsis In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed… Continue reading Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Awesome Egyptians gives you some awful information about fabulous Pharaohs and poverty-stricken peasants – who lived an awesome 5,000 years ago! Find out why some pharaohs wore false beards and made revolting recipes for 3,000 year old sweets. History has never been so horrible! Each… Continue reading Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 Author:  Sue Townsend Genre: YA General Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month