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
Category: Children 10-12
Orla’s Book Review: ‘Ghosts from the Other Realm’
Title: Ghosts from the Other Realm Author: Mario Corrigan Genre: Childrens 9-12 Review by: Orla, Kildare Town Library If you hear someone say ‘Boo’, I hardly think it will frighten you. But how would you react if you hear a ghost say it? Maybe you will naively think a ghost called Boo could be as… Continue reading Orla’s Book Review: ‘Ghosts from the Other Realm’
Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Children’s Fiction (Ages 8-12),Greek Mythology, Young Adult Fiction, Adventure. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Percy was a normal kid going to school, playing basketball, hanging out with friends and skateboarding. The usual things kids his age do. All of that… Continue reading Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Book Review: Geek Girl
Title: Geek Girl Author: Holly Smale Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Harriet Manners knows loads of facts. Facts like; Squirrels were once detained as spies, or that astronauts' hearts become rounder in space. And for the first time ever, she knows exactly how her life should go.… Continue reading Book Review: Geek Girl
Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia
Title: Bridge to Terabithia Author: Katherine Paterson Genre: Children's Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke forge an unlikely friendship and together create the imaginary land of Terabithia. Together they rule as king and queen, until an awful tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much… Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia
Book Review: The Worst Witch
Title: The Worst Witch Author: Jill Murphy Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Mildred Hubble was a trainee witch and made an awful mess of it. But she managed to survive at Miss. Cackle's Academy. Up until an unfortunate incident where she turned Ethel, the teacher's pet… Continue reading Book Review: The Worst Witch
Orla’s Book of the Month
Title: She Wolf Author: Dan Smith Genre: Middle Grade (9+) to Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) This book is set in the desolate, wintry landscape of Northumbria in 866 AD. We are introduced to Ylva, whose name translates as ‘She Wolf’. A fierce name, for a fierce girl. The book opens with the heartbreaking… Continue reading Orla’s Book of the Month
Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!
Festive Fun with Lámh workshop Friday 10th December at 6.30pm via Zoom This December enjoy Family time at Kildare Libraries with Deirdre ~ Senior Speech & Language Therapist & Lámh Tutor. Join us on Zoom in the comfort of your home for a fun filled Christmas evening with Sing & Sign Christmas songs, a special… Continue reading Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!
Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!
Every December, libraries in Kildare host a special programme of events that gets all the family involved, called Family Time at Your Library. The staff from each of the main libraries have been working hard putting together a mix of online events for you for this years programme. There's even two as Gaeilge in-person nature… Continue reading Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!
Even more Online Library Events in November
Events For Children Weekly Story-time with Maynooth Library Staff - Fridays 10am / 2-5 years old Join the Staff of Maynooth Library for some storytelling and nursery rhymes! Please be aware thata parent/guardian must be present for the duration of the event.Booking via Eventbrite. Friday 05th November.Friday 12th November Friday 19th NovemberFriday 26th November Gymboree - Music for… Continue reading Even more Online Library Events in November