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!

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Study Space, PC Reservations and more at Kildare Libraries

Picture created by Kildare Librares social media team Libraries have been open for browsing sessions since the summer and this autumn pc booking slots also became available. Now with the help of eased restrictions, study spaces are also available in larger branches to book in two hour slots, with some branches having late evening slots… Continue reading Study Space, PC Reservations and more at Kildare Libraries

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Open Call for Strategic Partners in the delivery of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

The Creative Ireland Programme is seeking to further develop, diversify and expand the offering and audience for Cruinniú na nÓg in 2022. Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creative activity for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Over the past 3 years it has become a key date… Continue reading Open Call for Strategic Partners in the delivery of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

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

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Kildare to Launch It’s Very First Climate & Energy Week at the End of the Month

Copyright @leskellyphotography Earlier this month, Kildare County Council launched Kildare’s first Climate and Energy Week which will take place from 26th – 29th October 2021. The 4-day schedule of online and in-person events will focus on highlighting and raising awareness of our energy and climate action responsibilities.  The events are planned throughout Kildare Climate & Energy Week and will… Continue reading Kildare to Launch It’s Very First Climate & Energy Week at the End of the Month

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Library services

A Look at The Library eResources – Universal Class

One of the key parts of the current National Libraries Strategy is to promote life-long learning and a nice way to wet your appetite for this is to do a short course on Kildare Libraries free e-service Universal Class. This  is a service you can sign up to with just your library barcode and doesn’t… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Universal Class

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

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A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 2

Earlier this week, there was a blog post about getting started on Britannica and you can read more about this here. This post will go into a bit more detail about the special features for Student and Junior levels. Features at Student Level: An important thing to note is that as well as providing useful… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 2

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A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 1

School and third level education is back in session, and libraries have much to offer in support of learning, with a long list of free online resources for library users. To take a look at all of the e-resources, head to the Kildare Libraries Website. This post will specifically focus on Britannica Encyclopedia and how… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 1