Dublin City Libraries will be closed from Christmas Eve to 3 January inclusive. Be sure to stock up on your Christmas reading by Thursday, 23 December! Branch libraries will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022. While our branches may be closed, you can continue to borrow eBooks, eBooks, digital journals and digital comics and provide you with our online learning resources at any time anywhere.
While the Victorians did not invent all the traditions we associate with Christmas, this era is the one when most of them became firmly established. Its iconography is an intrinsic part of the Christmas period, with scenes of Victorian carol-singers and sleigh bells, ruddy-cheeked children and trees bedecked with candles still decorating our Christmas cards. At a deeper level, the Victorian emphasis on the values of family and home remain entrenched in our perception of the festive season. The pictures in this Gallery are taken from two periodicals held in the Special Collections of Dublin City Libraries.
Family Time at your Library activities are provided to engage family members in the enjoyment of reading and sharing stories. The whole family are also introduced to collections of children’s books, e-books and e-audio books.
Walkinstown Library's Christmas Story/Poetry competition proved very popular with our younger folk. Well done to all the children who took part. All entries will be on display in the library during December. The winning entries can be seen below. I think you'll agree we have some budding up and coming writers in Walkinstown!