Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

BookTok Recommended Reads: Adult Fiction

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads: Adult Fiction

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

By Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Did you know that January celebrates the genre of Science Fiction. National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, which corresponds with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. While it's the 8th of January today,… Continue reading Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s Book of the Month

Title: She Wolf Author: Dan Smith Genre: Middle Grade (9+) to Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) This book is set in the desolate, wintry landscape of Northumbria in 866 AD. We are introduced to Ylva, whose name translates as ‘She Wolf’. A fierce name, for a fierce girl. The book opens with the heartbreaking… Continue reading Orla’s Book of the Month

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Lump of Coal Author: Lemony Snicket Genre: Childrens Fiction. Festive Story. Humour. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Miracles can happen, even to those who are small, flammable, and dressed all in black. Review: This is a funny short story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Supernatural. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: What if having a chance to save humanity comes with a grim price? One that you hate and fear the most? To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness. Allison Sekemoto… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Mane Attraction Author: Shelly Laurenston Genre: Fiction. Paranormal Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The third book in the Pride series, this title finds weddings having the strangest effect on people. Exhibit 1: Sissy Mae waking up in a strange place after her brother Bobby Ray's nuptials. Exhibit… Continue reading Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

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

Educational, Library services

Study Space, PC Reservations and more at Kildare Libraries

Picture created by Kildare Librares social media team Libraries have been open for browsing sessions since the summer and this autumn pc booking slots also became available. Now with the help of eased restrictions, study spaces are also available in larger branches to book in two hour slots, with some branches having late evening slots… Continue reading Study Space, PC Reservations and more at Kildare Libraries

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Title: Crash Into You Author: Katie McGarry Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: People expect Rachel Young to be the good girl who always gets straight As. But Rachel is keeping her real life a secret. Her wealthy family has no idea that she loves racing… Continue reading Book Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry