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.
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.
Teachers have the use of sensory toys when organising class visits. Our colleague, Linda devised a ‘social story’ so that teachers / facilitators can prepare students with learning difficulties for their library visit. Linda worked with Fiona Ferris from AsIAm (Ireland’s National Autism Charity) who provided guidance on language and what to describe in the story.
Sé ceann de na cuimhní is láidre líon ó laethanta m’óige ná an cumhracht ó na leabhair scoile nua cheannaithe le linn mí Lúnasa nuair cheannaítear iad ón siopa bídeach i Sráid an Teampaill. Samhail iontais a bhí le teacht, na leathnaigh gan léamh, tíortha rúndiamhrachta gan rian choise ós comhair m’aghaidh amach. Bhraitheas an mothú céanna le déanaí nuair bhuaileadh an riar maith de leabhair úr Ghaeilge ar mo dheasc san leabharlann.