Spring into Storytime with What Matters by Alison Hughes

coverThis is a story about a boy who picks up one piece of litter. The story shows how this one good deed makes such a big difference. Celebrate Spring into Storytime with Dublin City Libraries.

She died of a fever, and no one could save her

picThe story of Molly Malone, the famous Dublin fishmonger, is immortalised in the song of the city. Her statue, in Andrews Street, is one of the most visited by tourists to Dublin.

Fun Activities for Kids

coverWith the whole world feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic it is really heartening to see the response of those involved in the world of children's books. Many award-winning authors and picture-book makers are using their talents to bring a little bit of fun into the lives of their many fans and there are some lovely gestures, challenges and competitions from authors, illustrators and publishers alike.

Recommended on BorrowBox - The Essex Serpent

coverThis book brings the reader gently but inexorably into a fervent narrative. What is the Essex Serpent? Is it real? A scientific wonder from an earlier age, or is it a legend? A buried secret churning upwards? In this world, women and men do not meet in any clichéd way, but find shared purpose in the mystery surrounding the sightings. 

Spring into Storytime with The Biggest Job of All by Harriet Ziefert

coverLulu wants a really big, important job when she grows up but she has no idea what that could be.  Join Lula as she considers lots of jobs from being a doctor to washing elephants. Celebrate Spring into Storytime with Dublin City Libraries.

World Book Online

logoWorld Book Online is a suite of websites from the publishers of the famous World Book encyclopediae. Early World of Learning is for Pre-school and Junior/Senior Infants. World Book Kids is suited to Primary school students. World Book Student is designed for Secondary school students.

Spring into Storytime with Bailey the dog

coverFor our story book choice today, we introduce you to Bailey the dog.  Enjoy this fun story as Bailey spends a day at school. Celebrate Spring into Storytime with Dublin City Libraries. 

City of Books: New Episode

‘I am Tatty and Tatty is me’ Christine Dwyer Hickey spoke these words at the launch of Dublin One City One Book in February and she explains more about this in the 3rd episode of the City of Books podcast, which is produced and presented by Martina Devlin for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with MoLI.

Recommended on BorrowBox - Wilding by Isabella Tree..

coverPlease read on for a listening recommendation from our colleague Eileen. One of the many perks of working in a library is that it’s like being in a constant book club, all kinds of books are at hand, books that you would never dream of buying or looking at. I have discovered so many books by just holding and looking through what our borrowers have returned. As George Martin wrote in one of the Game of Thrones titles, a man who reads lives a thousand lives.

Be crafty! Learn scrapbooking skills online with Dublin City Libraries

craftThis period of temporary enforced downtime certainly presents us all with many grave challenges, but it also provides some exciting opportunities.
If you, like me, have long intended but could never quite find the time to convert your precious personal and family memorabilia into stunning and unique family history albums, now is your big chance!  
Raise your dopamine levels and let your creative juices flow!  Learn the art and discover the joy of scrapbooking.