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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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