Arts & Crafts, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Library services, Storytime

Great Regular Events for Children at Kilcock Library

Our wonderful Reader in Residence for Kilcock Library is Emma-Jane Leeson and she has some intriguing regular events for different age groups. Emma-Jane is the writer of the beloved Johnny Magory books so who better to lead literary events for children! Read Along Session with Author and Reader-in-Residence Emma-Jane Leeson For children aged 5-7 yearsTuesdays… Continue reading Great Regular Events for Children at Kilcock Library

Children 6-12, Educational, Library services

LOTE Kids Ebooks Add New Features

We've previously written posts about the various eServices available to library users and one for children is LOTE, or Languages Other Than English which you can read about here. What's New New Languages In May, LOTE released another 40 picture books taking the collection to 1,650+ book titles in 50+ languages! Languages in focus for… Continue reading LOTE Kids Ebooks Add New Features

Children 6-12, Library services

Summer Stars 2022 Has Begun!

Summer Stars has begun for 2022 and your child can sign up at their local library. Summer Stars is an entirely free programme run by public libraries all over the country each summer. It will run from 13th June - 31st August 2022. Children can sign up at at their nearest public library, to take part and collect their… Continue reading Summer Stars 2022 Has Begun!

Library services

Ireland’s Public Library Strategy Needs Your Input

Kildare County Council seeks engagement on new Library Strategy Consultation Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched a public consultation on the development of a new strategy for the public library service. Kildare County Council is encouraging the public to have their say on the future of libraries in Kildare. The main objective… Continue reading Ireland’s Public Library Strategy Needs Your Input

Library services

Sow for Ukraine Sunflower Planting Afternoon

Thursday 19th May at 3pm in Leixlip Library Join Jean in Leixlip Library's Sensory Garden for sunflower story time and a little bit of gardening. Sow a sunflower to take home in support of the Irish Red Cross Sow Now Ukraine appeal. Suitable for ages 2-6 years. Book your place at this free event via… Continue reading Sow for Ukraine Sunflower Planting Afternoon

Council Services, General Information, Library services

Welcome Change to Library Service Arrangements

Following the recent welcome announcement by An Taoiseach regarding the unwinding of COVID 19 restrictions, Kildare Library Service are pleased to announce that it is no longer necessary to book an appointment to visit Kildare Libraries for browsing, PC usage or study, with the following exceptions:Athy Library: An appointment system remains in place for study… Continue reading Welcome Change to Library Service Arrangements

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

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Festive Fun with Lámh workshop Friday 10th December at 6.30pm via Zoom This December enjoy Family time at Kildare Libraries with Deirdre ~ Senior Speech & Language Therapist & Lámh Tutor. Join us on Zoom in the comfort of your home for a fun filled Christmas evening with Sing & Sign Christmas songs, a special… Continue reading Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

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!

Library services

Kildare Libraries Receives New Website -A Brief Summary of the Main Features

Some of our more eagle eyed users (or the ones who love logging into their account to request items) may have noticed that Kildare Library Service has a brand new website which has launched this past week. The website was created to look slicker, more visually immersive and to create a more centralised menu, with… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Receives New Website -A Brief Summary of the Main Features