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
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
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!
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!
Toys Technology and Training 2020
Online Talks and Workshops The series of talks and workshops for this year's Toys Technology and Training Programme has moved online! Visit our TTT video channel on Vimeo to view recorded talks, presentations and storytimes, with new content added regularly. We have chosen a selection of our favourite videos on our channel for you to… Continue reading Toys Technology and Training 2020
‘Adapting Malory Towers’ Online Screenwriting Workshop with Richie Conroy For ages 8-12 years
Have you ever wondered how books are adapted into screenplays? Would you like to find out how to write screenplays so you and your friends could make your own movies? This interactive workshop will examine the recent BBC series Malory Towers and the original novel from Enid Blyton and how the writers adapted the first… Continue reading ‘Adapting Malory Towers’ Online Screenwriting Workshop with Richie Conroy For ages 8-12 years
Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries
By Niamh, Leixlip library How to Join the Summer Reading Programme! To sign up, just call in to your local branch for a reading card or download one by clicking the button below. Summer reading card If you’re not a member of the library yet, you can give your local branch a call to sign… Continue reading Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries
Megan Wynne: 15 Years and 15 Minutes on the Road to Publication
By Richard Meagher, Naas Library Megan Wynne’s journey to becoming a published author was not a straightforward one. Having spent 15 years submitting her novels to various publishers in search of a publishing deal, Megan became disheartened by the industry and had succumbed to the resignation that a publishing deal was beyond her reach. That… Continue reading Megan Wynne: 15 Years and 15 Minutes on the Road to Publication
Getting The Most Out Of Storytime – Tips For Reading Together With Your Child
By Richard, Naas Library The benefits of reading to your child are widely known, but sometimes storytelling can be a challenge. You might feel overwhelmed by the array of books to choose from, or perhaps you find it hard to keep your child’s attention. Here’s some pointers for you to follow at home. Choosing a… Continue reading Getting The Most Out Of Storytime – Tips For Reading Together With Your Child
Top Ten Books For Ages 5-7 Years
Genre: Children's Fiction Compiled by: Louise, Kildare Library Having both a 5 and a 7 year old, I find myself always looking for the next book to read at bedtime that will suit them. Here are some of the ones that they have enjoyed most, as either books to read by themselves (the 7 year… Continue reading Top Ten Books For Ages 5-7 Years