Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, General Information

Spring into Storytime Events

Spring into Story Time is a celebration of reading together which runs in libraries across thecountry every April. This year Kildare Libraries will host Spring into Storytime online in April and May. We will have a mix of pre-recorded and live story telling through Zoom. All Zoom story times are free but require booking.  Photo by cottonbro… Continue reading Spring into Storytime Events

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Book Review Children’s Non-Fiction

Title: Horrible Histories – The Vile Victorians Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Queen Victoria was the ultimate Victorian, and she was 'not' amused. Luckily YOU will be splitting your sides, as you discover how disgusting the Victorians really were! They may have looked all prim and proper, but they were a… Continue reading Book Review Children’s Non-Fiction

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Tolkien Reading Day

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters Tolkien Reading Day takes place annually on the 25th of March and celebrates the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of some of the famous works of fantasy in the English language. As a mild fan of Tolkien’s most famous works-I really must get around to reading… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Aoife’s Top 5 Children’s Books for World Book Day

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Synopsis: Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed… Continue reading Aoife’s Top 5 Children’s Books for World Book Day

Children 10-12, Children 6-10, General Information, Uncategorized

Children’s Photography Competition: Snap Nature in Your Garden with Athy Library

Where is the competition being held : Athy Library When is the closing date: The Closing Date is the 26th of February 2021 Who is the competition for : Children aged 7 to 11 years Here in Athy Library we would like children to celebrate Spring by going out into nature in your garden and… Continue reading Children’s Photography Competition: Snap Nature in Your Garden with Athy Library

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5

Rua’s December Recommended Reads

December is chock-a-block with important days to mark, from famous birthdays to days that are made for embracing Migrants, Minorities and people with Disabilities. Not to mention of course the big days, like the December Solstice, Hanukkah and Christmas Day. Rua thought he should share his favourite BorrowBox picks marking all these interesting dates with… Continue reading Rua’s December Recommended Reads

Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Children's Book Festival

Kildare Libraries Children’s Book Festival – Bringing the events to you this midterm break

By Ciara Hogan, Maynooth Every October, Kildare Libraries helps to celebrate the Children’s book festival with a jam-packed month full of great events in schools and in our library branches.  The Childrens Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading with children and families all over Ireland with the support of authors, illustrators,… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Children’s Book Festival – Bringing the events to you this midterm break

Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Online Halloween Science Camp with Anyone 4 Science suitable for 8-12 year olds

Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th October at 10 – 10.45am & 12 – 12.45pm each day Get in the mood for Halloween and learn about electricity, spooky science, slime, bones, make a spooky house complete with battery operated lights and much more with this fun, hands-on science camp brought to you by Anyone 4 Science.… Continue reading Online Halloween Science Camp with Anyone 4 Science suitable for 8-12 year olds

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Artemis Fowl

Author: Eoin Colfer Genre: Children's Fiction 7+ Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius -and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime… Continue reading Artemis Fowl

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Author: Lemony Snicket Genre: Children’s Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Dear reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are currently holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with… Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events