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School Tumblebooks with I Will Never Get a Star

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard’, written and illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann. Rose makes so many mistakes in class that she worries that she will never get a star on Mrs Benson’s blackboard.

Update on Children’s Library at Ballymun

BallymunPlease note that the Children’s Library at Ballymun Library will be inaccessible to the public from Monday 31st August due to essential roofing works in the building. Patrons should also note that Public Toilets will also be inaccessible.

School Tumblebooks with A Pocketful of Kisses

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘A Pocketful of Kisses’, written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Sue Hellard. This is a charming story about starting school. After his first day in school, Digby has a few worries. To reassure him, his mother comes up with an idea that makes him brave enough to get through the day.

Dublin’s first ever Historian-in-Residence for Children

RichmondIn partnership with Dublin City Libraries, Dublin City Council Culture Company launched Dublin’s first ever Historian-in-Residence for Children. This new Creative Residency will have children and history at its core and is an invitation to local children to work collaboratively, to uncover their own local history, create their own storytelling of that history, discover new passions and see their ideas and interests reflected in the work created.

School Tumblebooks with Boomer Goes to School

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Boomer Goes to School’, written by Constance W. McGeorge and illustrated by Mary Whyte. When Boomer goes to school for the first time, he finds it a bit confusing. When he gets used to it, he discovers that school is a great place, full of learning and fun.

School Tumblebooks with Stephanie’s Ponytail

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Stephanie’s Ponytail’, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. When Stephanie becomes the first in her school to wear a ponytail, her classmates tease her. When they start to copy her, she decides to try a new style.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2020 - 2021

Local Studies Interested in local history and heritage? Looking for an evening course you can take even in the current pandemic? The Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies will be offered by Dublin City Library and Archive, on Tuesday evenings from September 2020 until April 2021.

Tips for making the most of your read alouds

read aloudReading aloud to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost your child's vocabulary and set them up for reading success. Play around with these tips and see which ones work for you and your family. You may find that your kids love silly character voices but lose interest when you ask too many questions about the book. This is just fine!  Use the tips that work for you, and come back to the others later. Enjoy your read aloud time with your little ones.

School Tumblebooks with Mom, The School Flooded

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Mom, The School Flooded’, written by Ken Rivard and illustrated by Joe Weissmann. When Gus’s mother asks why he has returned home from school with wet shoes and socks, he tells her an extraordinary story. This is a funny tale with a surprising ending.

School Tumblebooks with Miss Malarkey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Miss Malarkey Won’t Be In Today’, written by Judy Finchler and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. Miss Malarkey is a teacher who is too sick to go to school. She worries about what substitute teacher her class will get instead. How will her class cope? How will the teacher cope? Miss Malarkey rushes to school to have a look.

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