Storytelling and Toddler groups at Dublin City Libraries
Toddler Group / Baby Group/ Storytime for children takes place in the following Dublin City Libraries on a regular basis. Days and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance.
The novels nominated and shortlisted for the Award will be available for readers to borrow from Dublin City Libraries and from public libraries around Ireland, or can be borrowed as eBooks and some as eAudiobooks on the free Borrowbox app, available to all public library users.
Some of the improvements include a dedicated age friendly section, proper visible signage throughout the library, designated easy to rise seating areas, and increased font size on book receipts. Other age friendly initiatives include a collaboration with Age Action to provide computer classes, and several daytime groups such as art, crochet, patchwork, knitting, and a morning book club.
In Autumn 2022 Georgina Gianni from Athens worked with us in Dublin City Library and Archive on an Erasmus Plus placement from her college, University of West Attica in Greece. Georgina brought her enthusiasm and energy along with her knowledge of libraries and archives to DCLA and we really enjoyed having her as part of the team and we miss her cheerful presence! She worked on various collections and processes with us, you can read her blog post about it here – something tells us she’ll be back to Dublin.
Do you work with people with dementia or with learning disabilities? If you do, we have an exciting new product available in two of our libraries which you will want to know about.The Magic Table (or ‘Tovertafel’ in Dutch) is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, and it uses specially designed technology to help people with mid-to-late stage dementia and also adults with learning disabilities. It consists of a series of colourful and fun interactive light games projected onto the surface of a table which respond to hand and arm movements, and which stimulate physical and cognitive activity as well as encouraging social interaction. You can see these games in action in the following vidoe clips:BBC NewsSky News Swipe The Magic Table is now available in two locations in Dublin City Public Libraries, as follows:· The Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1· Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12 If you work with people with dementia or with learning disabilities and you would like more information or to make a booking, please ring or email as follows:· For The Central Library: Ring 01 8734333 or email [email protected]· For Walkinstown Library: Ring 01 222 8890 or email [email protected] Bookings can be made for individuals or for groups of up to 6 people at a time. Carers/assistants/family members, etc. should attend with the individuals or groups.
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