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

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Author:  Chris Jericho Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Sports Review by: Stephen, Newbridge Library Synopsis: The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE.From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained… Continue reading A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Leonard and Hungry Paul

Author: Ronan Hession Genre: Humorous Adult Fiction Review by: Mairead, Monasterevin Library Synopsis: They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st Century. It is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have… Continue reading Leonard and Hungry Paul

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Girl From Widow Hills

Author: Megan Miranda Genre: Adult Fiction Review by: Aoife, Newbridge Library Synopsis: When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed and so did fans, creeps and stalkers. As soon… Continue reading The Girl From Widow Hills

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

The Rest Of The Story

Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Review by: Aoife, Leixlip Library Synopsis: It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of the Lake – and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.But when it’s finally time to go back home, which side of Emma Saylor will win?. Review: This book… Continue reading The Rest Of The Story

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

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Pull of the Stars

Author: Emma Donoghue Genre: Adult Fiction- Historical Fiction Review by: Mary, Newbridge Library Synopsis: In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two… Continue reading The Pull of the Stars

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books

International Kindness Day Reads

November 13th celebrates International Kindness Day and this post lists some titles available now on BorrowBox. Instead of focusing on this Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, we can use it as a day to spread kindness in our lives. These titles cover both the power of kindness and how to be kind as… Continue reading International Kindness Day Reads