Children Ages 0 - 5, Library services, Storytime

Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Children learn through play, and it is a vital part of development of language, literacy, and numeracy skills so with this in mind we have lots of fun events for Early Years over the coming months across Kildare Libraries.  Each month you and your little ones can now look forward to a variety of free… Continue reading Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Children 6-12, Educational, Library services

LOTE Kids EBooks Adds More Picture-books in Different Languages

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 Last month LOTE Online for Kids released another 60+ picture books, taking the collection to 1,800+ book titles in 50+ languages! Languages in focus for this… Continue reading LOTE Kids EBooks Adds More Picture-books in Different Languages

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Council Services, Kildare readers Festival, Library services, Writers

Kildare County Council announce return of Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Kildare Library & Arts Services is delighted to confirm that Kildare Readers Festival returns to venues across the county from Monday, 3rd October to Sunday, 9th October 2022. Kildare Readers Festival in partnership with the Irish Writers’ Centre connects readers with authors and artists through exciting, innovative, and accessible events and workshops. We look forward… Continue reading Kildare County Council announce return of Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Children Ages 0 - 5, Council Services, Educational, Library services

Last Chance to Collect Starting School Book Bags

Libraries in Ireland in conjunction with the Department for Children, Equality, Disability and Youth have been offering a bag of books and information for young people starting primary school and their families as part of the 'My Little Library Book Bag' initiative. A lot of children who are eligible to avail of this scheme have… Continue reading Last Chance to Collect Starting School Book Bags

Children 6-12, Educational, Library services

LOTE Kids Ebooks Add New Languages

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 Last month LOTE Online for Kids released another 60+ picture books, taking the collection to 1,750+ book titles in 50+ languages! Languages in focus… Continue reading LOTE Kids Ebooks Add New Languages

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