General Information

Fun or Quirky Days to Celebrate in January

Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Did you know that January is full of fun and quirky observance days, here are a few of my favourites to share with you. Did you know January known as Hot Tea Month and National Hobby Month? At any rate during this month why not learn about the history of tea… Continue reading Fun or Quirky Days to Celebrate in January

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information, Library services, TTT- Toys Technology & Training

Toys, Technology & Training Online Events February – May 2022

What is the TTT Programme? The TTT Programme is designed to offer support to children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities or more significant needs. Based in Athy, Leixlip and Naas libraries, a specialised collection of toys and assistive equipment can be accessed free of charge in branches throughout the county and can be borrowed… Continue reading Toys, Technology & Training Online Events February – May 2022

General Information

Appreciate A Dragon Day

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters.  Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com The 16th of January is Appreciate a Dragon Day. [i]Since dragons are immensely popular with both young and old, I thought it might be nice to celebrate them with a blog post. As this year’s Appreciate a Dragon Day falls on a Sunday, why not… Continue reading Appreciate A Dragon Day

Council Services, Gaeilge, General Information

Kildare County Council Launches Irish Language version of Contact Us Online Portal

Tá Comhairle Contae Chill Dara tiomanta don soláthar seirbhísí ar ard-chaighdéain dár saoránaigh agus dár gcuairteoirí inár gContae a labhraíonn an Ghaeilge. Cuireann déimeagrafaigh ón daonáireamh in iúl go bhfuil ceann de na próifíle daonra is óige sa tír ag ár gContae. Chomh maith leis sin, tá Comhairle Contae Chill Dara ag díriú ar bhealaí… Continue reading Kildare County Council Launches Irish Language version of Contact Us Online Portal

General Information

Community Time Machine: A Neighbourhood Archive of Stories & Creativity

As part of the Age Friendly Ireland initiative the Neighbourhood Network in conjunction with Creative Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development are seeking communities in Kildare to take part in a neighbourhood archive project over the next few weeks. What is The Community Time Machine project? The ‘Time Machine’ is an age-friendly,… Continue reading Community Time Machine: A Neighbourhood Archive of Stories & Creativity

Educational, General Information

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

Educational, General Information

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

General Information

Save Money At Home: Borrow A Home Energy Kit From Your Local Library

Did you know that Kildare Libraries can help you reduce your Home energy bills?The Home Energy Saving Kit is the ultimate toolkit that helps you save energy at home. With 5 easy-to-use tools and 6 practical exercises, this kit allows you to get a better understanding of the energy usage in your home, problem areas… Continue reading Save Money At Home: Borrow A Home Energy Kit From Your Local Library

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

General Information, Keep Well Campaign

Kildare County Council supports National Play Day 2021

Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva on Pexels.com National Play Day 2021 will take place from 3rd – 10th July with the aim of promoting play and recreation opportunities for children and young people all over Ireland. This year’s theme is ‘Playful Communities’ and Kildare’s Play Day event has been scheduled for Saturday 10th July 2021.  Kildare County Council will… Continue reading Kildare County Council supports National Play Day 2021