Borrowbox, General Information

World Poetry Day 21st March

By Elaine Patterson Yesterday was World Poetry Day, a day to honour poets and poetry and read or write poetry. So to celebrate, why not try reading or listening to some poetry? Or if you’re feeling adventurous, there is a poetry writing course on Universal Class that you can look at and perhaps try. Poetry… Continue reading World Poetry Day 21st March

Arts & Crafts, General Information

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters   Photo by Sudipta Mondal on Pexels.com Saint Patrick’s Day will be virtual this year due to the Level 5 Restrictions but there are still ways to celebrate. This year there is a dedicated http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/ for the Saint Patrick’s Festival with events running from the 12th to the 17th March.… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Houseplants and Well Being

by : Adrian ForanNaas Community Library According to Study NASA's Clean Air Study which was designed to find ways to clean the airin sealed space stations, plants can be effective in absorbing carbon dioxide, releasingoxygen into the air, and removing pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. These chemicals can become concentrated in the home and… Continue reading Houseplants and Well Being

Educational, General Information

Learn About butterflies Day March 14th 2021

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters Photo by Cindy Gustafson on Pexels.com Learn about Butterflies Day happens on the 14th March and is the perfect excuse to learn more about the species of butterflies and moths that live in Ireland. There are some helpful websites that you can use to identify the different species of Irish… Continue reading Learn About butterflies Day March 14th 2021

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Cruinniú na nÓg: Have Your Say

Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday June 12th and the Culture and Creativity team for Kildare County Council are busy making plans.The free programme events is decided upon within County Kildare, and Creative Ireland have developed a chatbot, so we can reach out to young… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg: Have Your Say

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information

Ireland Reads- Children’s & Young Adults eBook Suggestions

What is Ireland Reads? Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative… Continue reading Ireland Reads- Children’s & Young Adults eBook Suggestions

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Ireland Reads Events

Have you got some time to Squeeze In A Read with us on February 25th 2021? Join us and take the pledge this February to squeeze in a read! It doesn’t matter how long you read for or what you read, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an avid reader, a reluctant reader, a lapsed reader or a new… Continue reading Ireland Reads Events

Book reviews and recommendations, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information

Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions Part 2

What is Ireland Reads? Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative… Continue reading Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions Part 2

Digital Services, Educational, General Information

New Kildare Library Service – Age Friendly Digital Training

Kildare Library Service invites you to take part in a new initiative connecting our older service users with our vast array of e-services which are readily available online. Our Library Digital Ambassadors will provide three one-to-one online sessions which will enable you to become familiar and proficient in using our many online services. Coaching can… Continue reading New Kildare Library Service – Age Friendly Digital Training

Book reviews and recommendations, General Information, Keep Well Campaign

What is Ireland Reads?

Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative and aims to celebrate… Continue reading What is Ireland Reads?