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

Children 6-10

Rua Recommends for November

There are plenty of days of note in November from Chaos Never Dies Day to World Philosophy Day, but far more interesting to Rua is the history related days and fun days like Origami Day. Therefore he’s picked out a few titles from BorrowBox for children aged 8 and older that celebrate and remember important… Continue reading Rua Recommends for November

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

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 6-10, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Rua Recommended Reads for Halloween

During lockdown Rua started reading even more than usual and started a series of ‘Rua Recommends’ over on the library Facebook page Now that Halloween is fast approaching he has returned with his best BorrowBox picks for children aged 7 and older to suit the spooky time of year. The World's Greatest Underachiever and the… Continue reading Rua Recommended Reads for Halloween

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

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information, Storytime

Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries

By Niamh, Leixlip library How to Join the Summer Reading Programme! To sign up, just call in to your local branch for a reading card or download one by clicking the button below. Summer reading card If you’re not a member of the library yet, you can give your local branch a call to sign… Continue reading Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Summer Stars Book Review Competition

Kildare Libraries is running a Summer Stars Book Review Competition every week for the months of July and August. Download your Book Review Sheet by clicking the button below. Download Review Sheet here Each week entrants can email their review into their local Kildare Library and one winner will be chosen every week for a… Continue reading Summer Stars Book Review Competition

Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Storytime

Getting The Most Out Of Storytime – Tips For Reading Together With Your Child

By Richard, Naas Library The benefits of reading to your child are widely known, but sometimes storytelling can be a challenge. You might feel overwhelmed by the array of books to choose from, or perhaps you find it hard to keep your child’s attention. Here’s some pointers for you to follow at home.  Choosing a… Continue reading Getting The Most Out Of Storytime – Tips For Reading Together With Your Child