Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

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!

Arts & Crafts, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services

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

Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Educational, Library services

Libraries To Host Online Science Events in November For All Ages

We are delighted to bring you Kildare Libraries’ Online Science Festival with a packed schedule of workshops and talks for all ages. The festival will run from the 1st November to the 27th November and will offer a range of opportunities to engage in science exploration, discovery, and debate.    All events are free to attend and will be delivered online through Zoom. This… Continue reading Libraries To Host Online Science Events in November For All Ages

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

Book Review: Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

Title: Listen to the Moon Author: Michael Morpurgo Genre: Children's Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The month is May.  The year, 1915.  On an uninhabited island in the Scillies, Alfie and his father discover an injured girl - thirsty, hungry and with not an inkling of who she is or… Continue reading Book Review: Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children's Book Festival, Educational, Library services

Lots of Great Children’s Events in October at the Children’s Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival will be celebrated throughout October in Kildare Libraries as part of a national celebration. The Children’s Book Festival aims to spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families and connect the public to authors and illustrators both in classrooms and online.Below are the list of events running for… Continue reading Lots of Great Children’s Events in October at the Children’s Book Festival

Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Library services

It’s Time for Kildare Children to Collect Their Summer Stars Certificates!

Summer Stars is a summer reading programme that includes participants from ages 5-12 all across Ireland. Even while libraries were partially closed in 2020 it continued to be a popular programme and Summer 2021 saw a huge amount of young people in Kildare using their libraries again and joining the challenge. Summer Stars was easy… Continue reading It’s Time for Kildare Children to Collect Their Summer Stars Certificates!

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Genre: Children's literature, Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse…… Review: August Pullman is a ten year old boy. He's as average as every other ten year old kid you… Continue reading Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Children, Young Adult and Coming of Age and Anthropomorphic Fantasy   By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Children’s Fantasy This is fantasy that is explicitly aimed at children, although adults will often enjoy some children’s series and books. Children’s fantasy tends to have younger but highly developed characters, a low level of violence, a variable level of… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Children's Fiction. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing  a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter "H" ……..Harry… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Services, General Information

Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

Zoom Events for Leixlip Library Hungry Caterpillar Art Workshop for 2-5 Year Olds Thursday 15th July at 10am Join Janet from Gymboree Celbridge for Art & Craft fun for 2 to 5 years old! All children benefit from an opportunity to be creative! Children will explore different mediums and textures, supporting sensory input, fine motor,… Continue reading Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library