Thanks for bearing with us as we work to resolve teething problems with our new online system. Your library service now has its own online catalogue where you can search and reserve items and log in and manage your account. The online catalogue for Dublin City members is https://dublincity.spydus.ie
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.
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.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the authors and organisations who helped make the programme possible, including The Ark, Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin Circus Project, ReCreate, The Rediscovery Centre, Dublin Zoo, Createschool, Dogs Trust, Junior Einsteins Science Club, Sarah Tully, Sarah Bowie, Sadhbh Devlin and Sadhbh Rosenstock.
Get Reading! Now that school is over you can still spark your imagination, join in activities and take part in our exciting Summer Stars challenge. This year you can do a marathon read, a sprint read or a read from your couch; if you would like to register for the Summer Stars reading challenge, contact your local library.
Catch up with the Historian-in-Residence for Children
One thing that has become really clear from talking to children is the huge role that reading plays in fostering their interest in history. Often reading historical fiction is a kind of gateway into exploring a particular historical period or topic. In response to this, I co-designed with a group of very dedicated young readers of history, a monthly history book group for children.
Join up for an amazing experience at our Creative Hubs this summer. These events can be booked online at Ballyfermot, Cabra and Coolock libraries and provide children and families with high quality arts experiences for free.The programme is co-ordinated by the Dublin City Arts Office for libraries and you can choose from music, stories, drama, dance and art events.We engage with artists and performers who are experienced and imaginative with a fresh approach in their field who encourage children and families to explore and share positive time together.The emphasis is on creativity whether through a performance or an activity. The programme has a groundswell of support from local organisations and schools in the communities of Ballyfermot , Cabra and Coolock.Dublin City Council are making it easy and free for children to access the arts with this big bold initiative so why not join the adventure this summer, what are you waiting for?Download the brochure and book at the following libraries:[email protected], tel.: 222 [email protected], tel.: 869 [email protected] , tel.: 222 8490