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

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Kildare Climate Fiction Series

Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of Cli- Fi Friday Cli-Fi, we hope you enjoyed our last recommendations. This week we thought you might enjoy some more non fiction titles. Looking to dive in? Six more weeks of Cli- Fi Friday remaining where we will post some new recommendations for you to sink your teeth into. Here… Continue reading Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads Week 7

Children 6-12, Library services

Summer Stars 2022 Has Begun!

Summer Stars has begun for 2022 and your child can sign up at their local library. Summer Stars is an entirely free programme run by public libraries all over the country each summer. It will run from 13th June - 31st August 2022. Children can sign up at at their nearest public library, to take part and collect their… Continue reading Summer Stars 2022 Has Begun!

Library services

Ireland’s Public Library Strategy Needs Your Input

Kildare County Council seeks engagement on new Library Strategy Consultation Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched a public consultation on the development of a new strategy for the public library service. Kildare County Council is encouraging the public to have their say on the future of libraries in Kildare. The main objective… Continue reading Ireland’s Public Library Strategy Needs Your Input

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Upcoming Events for Children in Maynooth Library

All our main branch libraries have loads going on this weekend (For Cruinniú na nÓg) and beyond, but here are just a few that Maynooth Community Library have coming up. Wildlife Illustration Workshop with author and illustrator Aga Grandowicz Sat 11 Jun 11:30 - 12:30  In this wildlife illustration workshop, author and illustrator Aga Grandowicz,… Continue reading Upcoming Events for Children in Maynooth Library

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

Book Review: The Unhoneymooners

Title: The Unhoneymooners. Author: Christina Lauren. Genre: Contemporary Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: You know what they say about twins being good luck? Well, For Olive that’s not exactly the truth. Ami has always had impeccable luck. It’s like she’s a magnet for it. But Ami’s luck may finally be… Continue reading Book Review: The Unhoneymooners

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Fated

Title: Fated Author: Alyson Noel Genre: Fantasy Fiction. Science-Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Bizarre things have been happening to Daire Santos for most of her life. Animals follow her, crows caw at her, and glowing people materialise out of nowhere. Concerned for her daughter, her mother sends her off to… Continue reading Book Review: Fated

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

Book Review: When We Collided

Title: When We Collided. Author: Emery Lord. Genre: Contemporary Fiction. Romance. Fiction tackling a hard topic incl. Death, depression, bi-polar disorder. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Jonah Daniels has lived all seventeen years of his life in boring, run-of-the-mill, Verona Cove. The only cataclysmic change in the town? His father’s death.… Continue reading Book Review: When We Collided

Kildare Climate Fiction Series

Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads Week 6

Welcome to week 6 of Cli- Fi Friday Cli-Fi, we hope you enjoyed our last recommendations. This week we thought you might enjoy some more fiction titles. Looking to dive in? Six more weeks of Cli- Fi Friday remaining where we will post some new recommendations for you to sink your teeth into. Here are… Continue reading Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads Week 6

Educational, General Information

Andrea Ryan – Walk the Camino: Hints & Tips

In-person event at Leixlip library, Tuesday 31st May at 7pm -8pm Join us in Leixlip library for a talk to empower you to organise and plan your Camino Trip. Most Irish people are a bit daunted about heading over to start their Camino without each days accommodation booked. The goal of this talk is to… Continue reading Andrea Ryan – Walk the Camino: Hints & Tips

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: What The Lady Wants

Title: What The Lady Wants Author: Jennifer Crusie Genre: Contemporary Romance. Mystery Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The life of a private investigator is always so much cooler and swankier in the movies and books. It’s glitz and glam. It’s action and running for your life and your client's life… Continue reading Book Review: What The Lady Wants