A Favourite Author

Author:  Isabel Allende  Genre:  Adult Fiction - Historical Fiction  Review by Eibhlín, Kildare Town Library About Isabel- A bestselling author andNew York Times bestseller. Isabel wasborn in Peru and raised in Chile, she is the author of nine novels, including Inès of My Soul,Daughter of Fortune, and Portrait in Sepia. She has also written a collection of… Continue reading A Favourite Author

Children 10-12, Children 6-10, General Information, Uncategorized

Children’s Photography Competition: Snap Nature in Your Garden with Athy Library

Where is the competition being held : Athy Library When is the closing date: The Closing Date is the 26th of February 2021 Who is the competition for : Children aged 7 to 11 years Here in Athy Library we would like children to celebrate Spring by going out into nature in your garden and… Continue reading Children’s Photography Competition: Snap Nature in Your Garden with Athy Library


Whiskers, Feathers and Fur, Veterinary Tales

Author: Austin Donnelly Genre: Non-Fiction. Humorous , Animals and Agriculture Review by: Ann, Athy Library Synopsis: Compelling and wonderfully descriptive, Austin recalls his life experiences as a veterinarian travelling the globe, from his native Ireland to the far reaches of Australia and New Zealand. REVIEW: I love to read about the experiences of people in… Continue reading Whiskers, Feathers and Fur, Veterinary Tales


PRESS RELEASE 17th November 2020

SIGNING OF CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF NAAS TOWN HALL AS A VIBRANT LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE Peter Carey, Chief Executive, Kildare County Council today signed the contract with Duggan Lynch Ltd. for the construction phase of the re-development of Naas Town Hall. This development of a new Library and Cultural… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE 17th November 2020


Lets Talk About Parenting Programme & November Events

About The Programme About the "Lets Talk About Parenting" programme. These events are brought to you as part of the Lets talk about Parenting Online! Programme with Kildare Libraries to help support parents and also professionals working with children and young people. They have been organised by Kildare Library Service with support from the following… Continue reading Lets Talk About Parenting Programme & November Events


The Children’s Book Festival Autumn 2020

What Is The Children's Book Festival? The annual Children’s Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland. Join us as we celebrate books, stories and creativity in Kildare this October.  1. Online events at home 2. Events for Schools 3.… Continue reading The Children’s Book Festival Autumn 2020

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Uncategorized


Author: Colum Genre: Adult Fiction- with elements of non-fiction Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar,… Continue reading Apeirogon


Easy Sewing project – Farmhouse Apron.

By Ann, Athy Library Everyday versatile apron, no ties, no belts.. It’s just a bunch of rectangles.. If you can sew a straight line .. this project is for you! Materials Needed● 1 meter Material, cotton heavy cotton, linenor whatever you have available.● Thread to match, Cutting mat, Rotary Cutter,Measuring Tape, Pins, Scissors and a… Continue reading Easy Sewing project – Farmhouse Apron.

Uncategorized, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: YA Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Sixteen-year-old and not so openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed:… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


Summer Stars Party & Prizes

As the Summer draws to a close and everyone is headed back to school, here at Kildare Libraries we wanted to talk to you all about all that Summer reading you did over the last few months. At the start of the Summer many of you will have picked up your Summer Stars Reading card… Continue reading Summer Stars Party & Prizes