books & reading

Be a Summer Star!

Summer Stars logo How can you explore faraway planets, maybe meet aliens or communicate with artificial intelligence, all from the safety of planet earth? By getting down to your local library! Dublin City Libraries are getting ready to roll out the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for 2019. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based challenge which is available free of charge to all children in Dublin.

It will run in all of our libraries over the summer so you have plenty of time to complete the challenge if you sign up early. Children are invited to register for the adventure from Saturday June 15th!

Idaho wins the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award

Idaho book cover American author Emily Ruskovich has won the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel Idaho. Set in the Idaho Pandandle it tells the sory of the impact of an shocking act of violence on a family. The winning novel was chosen from a total of 141 titles, nominated by libraries in 115 cities across 41 countries. Idaho was nominated by the public library in Brugge, Belgium.

Staff Picks - What to read while waiting for the most popular autobiography of 2019

Staff Picks JuneAre you one of the 1,200 people currently on the libraries waiting list for Becoming by Michelle Obama?

Staff Picks Short Stories

FictionIf you’re partial to a good short story collection, here are a few suggestions from our esteemed colleague Brian.
 
Grab your library card, click on the link to reserve your copy and enjoy!

New Fiction Books for May

New BooksNew fiction at Dublin City Libraries this May. Looking for a page-turning book to read as you bask in the sun, cool drink in hand?

 

New Non-Fiction Books for May

non-fictionDo you love learning more about the world and the human condition? How about learning a new skill or making a big life change? A non-fiction book can be just as inspirational and worthwhile a read as any work of fiction and we've gots lots of new titles to choose from this month!

New Children's Books for May

 Kids BooksToday we’re showcasing a selection of children's titles that are new to Dublin City Libraries this month. You’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in the PDF document below.

2019 Award shortlist announced!

Literary Award logoThe shortlist for 2019's International Dublin Literary award has just been announced and it includes two Irish authors! The award is for novels written in English or translated to English. As well as the entries form Ireland this year's shortlist of ten includes books from France, Pakistan, the UK and the USA.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The award is worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator received €25,000.

New Children's Books for April

 Kids BooksToday we’re showcasing a selection of children's titles that are new to Dublin City Public Libraries this month. You’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in the PDF document below, including Dav Pilkey's Dog Man series, 'Big Nate and Friends' and 'Winnie the Witch'.

New Titles For March

Magic of FictionNew books at Dublin City Public Libraries this month. There's a grand aul stretch in the evenings and the sun is beginning to show more of  itself every day. We're celebrating the arrival of Spring with some fabulous new books.

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