Book Reviews

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Play With Me by Piper Shelly

Title: Play With Me Author: Piper Shelly Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Ryan Hunter's parties are legendary. And tonight Liza is going to be there. Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally… Continue reading Book Review: Play With Me by Piper Shelly

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Library services

A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 2

Earlier this week, there was a blog post about getting started on Britannica and you can read more about this here. This post will go into a bit more detail about the special features for Student and Junior levels. Features at Student Level: An important thing to note is that as well as providing useful… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 2

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Title: Just Listen Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend, (the popular and exciting Sophie) she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. But then she meets Owen, a loner,… Continue reading Book Review: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Library services

A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 1

School and third level education is back in session, and libraries have much to offer in support of learning, with a long list of free online resources for library users. To take a look at all of the e-resources, head to the Kildare Libraries Website. This post will specifically focus on Britannica Encyclopedia and how… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 1

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Sword and Sorcery/Planet, Swashbuckling and Military Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Sword and Sorcery Fantasy and Sword and Planet Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy focuses on sword-wielding heroes and their adventures to save the day, and includes magic (which is usually restricted to the villains). Stories in this sub-genre do not tend to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

The first weekend in October is a perfect time to start digging into your Halloween Season reading and Aoife in Leixlip Library has put together a list of her suggested reads, all of which can be requested at your local library. Have a peek below of the Publishers' synopses of the books she has chosen.… Continue reading Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

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

Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game Author: Sally Thorne Genre: Romance, contemporary novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Lucy Hutton, charmer, assistant and professional "Nice girl", is waging war. She's got the entire office on her side except tall, dark and charmless, Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they… Continue reading Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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

Book Review: Stuck With You by Trish Jensen

Title: Stuck With You Author: Trish Jensen Genre: Romance novel. Holiday fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Paige Hart and Ross Bennet couldn't stand each other. Lawyers on opposite sides of a divorce case, there was nothing but bad blood between them. Until a courthouse bombing throws them together. Exposed to… Continue reading Book Review: Stuck With You by Trish Jensen

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 4

Low, Mundane, Magical Realism and Vampire Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Low Fantasy Low Fantasy is the opposite of High Fantasy, and so has little emphasis on heroism and magic. The setting is more ordinary, such as the real world or a world very like the real world. Social commentary is often present, with… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 4

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October

The committee of the Kildare Readers Festival have put together a stellar line up for you, with a mixture of limited live, in-person events and live online events with bigger capacity. Included in this fourth part of the festival preview is the last of our online events. Angela Keogh in conversation with Oisín Fagan, October… Continue reading Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October