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Library Services, Level 5 Impact

DCL our story In line with the national move to Level 5 Dublin City branch libraries will be closed from Thursday October 22nd for a period of six weeks. We will continue to operate our online services.

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An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 Shortlist

logoThe An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a vast community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent and 2020 is no different.

The Lima Bean Monster

book title Celebrate Halloween and the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘The Lima Bean Monster’, written by Dan Yaccarino and illustrated by Adam McCauley.

New to the Stacks!

logoWelcome to the fifteenth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff. This one was submitted by Jessica from Cabra Library. There is nothing I love more than settling in to read a new book but my biggest problem (apart from time being finite and never quite have enough of it to dedicate to exclusively reading for pleasure) is always what to choose first.

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

book title Celebrate Halloween and the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise’, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. This is a fun story about what happens when Mr And Mrs Watson dress up their pig for Halloween.

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

book titleCelebrate Halloween and the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance’, written and illustrated by Keith Graves

Poor Louie

book titleCelebrate the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Poor Louie’, written and illustrated by Tony Fucile. Louie is a puppy who has a wonderful life. When he discovers that a new baby is about to join the family, he fears that his life will never be the same again.

Enemey Pie

book title Celebrate the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Enemy Pie’, written by Derek Munson and illustrated by Tara Calahan King. When Jeremy Ross moves into the area, he becomes enemy number one. Luckily, Dad has an unusual way to get rid of enemies; enemy pie.  However, part of Dad’s plan is for his son to spend a day playing with the enemy. This is a charming story about making new friends.

Frank and Laverne: Frank’s Side of the Story

book titleCelebrate the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection.  Today, we have chosen ‘Frank and Laverne: Frank’s Side of the Story’, written by Jennifer Stokes and illustrated by Dave Whamond. Frank is a pug who explains all of his important duties, including waking up Laverne, a cat that lives in his home.  If you like this story, then you can also find Laverne’s different side of the story elsewhere on TumbleBooks.

Liam takes a stand

book titleCelebrate the Children’s Book Festival with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Liam Takes a Stand’, written by Troy Wilson and illustrated by Josh Holinaty. Identical twins Lister and Lester are always too busy competing with each other to have any time to play with their little brother Liam. When they tell him that he gets in the way, he comes up with a wonderful idea.

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