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, Children 6-10

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Persephone from Leixlip Library on your excellent picture and book review, we loved it so much! Persephone is the winner of this week’s Summer Stars book review . Well done Persephone! Persephone's Review Book Title: Isadora Moon Goes to School   Author: Harriet Muncaster Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: Isadora is half… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Eva from Kildare Town Library on your amazing book review. Eva is the winner of this week’s book review of the week. We really enjoyed it so much. Eva's Review Book Title: Field of Home  Author: Marita Conlon Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: This is the final book in the… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

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

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Awesome Egyptians gives you some awful information about fabulous Pharaohs and poverty-stricken peasants – who lived an awesome 5,000 years ago! Find out why some pharaohs wore false beards and made revolting recipes for 3,000 year old sweets. History has never been so horrible! Each… Continue reading Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

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

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