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

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

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Film

Book To Film: Netflix Edition Gray Man

Over the weekend many of you may have had this movie title suggested to you by Netflix. Synopsis: Six, a highly-skilled assassin in the deep-cover Sierra program of the CIA, is the agency's best merchant of death. However, a mission goes bad and now Six is on the run from the CIA with sociopathic former… Continue reading Book To Film: Netflix Edition Gray Man

Arts & Crafts, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Library services, Storytime

Great Regular Events for Children at Kilcock Library

Our wonderful Reader in Residence for Kilcock Library is Emma-Jane Leeson and she has some intriguing regular events for different age groups. Emma-Jane is the writer of the beloved Johnny Magory books so who better to lead literary events for children! Read Along Session with Author and Reader-in-Residence Emma-Jane Leeson For children aged 5-7 yearsTuesdays… Continue reading Great Regular Events for Children at Kilcock Library

Council Services, General Information

Kildare County Council Launches Kildare Age Friendly Strategy Consultation Survey

Kildare County Council in association with Kildare’s Age Friendly County Alliance and our Older Persons Council have launched an online survey seeking the views of older people (55 years and over) living in County Kildare. The survey is part of a suite of consultations being undertaken to inform the development of the Kildare Age Friendly Strategy 2022 – 2027 and ensure that age friendly activities… Continue reading Kildare County Council Launches Kildare Age Friendly Strategy Consultation Survey

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Cli-Fi Series

Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads

Welcome to another set of Cli- Fi Friday recommended reads, we hope you enjoyed our last recommendations. This week we thought you might enjoy some more fiction titles. Title : The Wall Author : John Lanchester Synopsis: Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two… Continue reading Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads