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.
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!
Libraries are places of inspiration, escape and shelter for many. Now, with coronavirus having affected the arts and culture sector deeply, it's more important than ever to support those libraries we do have, which, as well as helping to create book lovers, also often provide things like wifi and computer access and help with accessing local services, and act as a community hub.
My love affair with libraries started in rural Ireland where I grew up. I was a voracious reader and I quickly made friends with the local librarian who sneaked me a couple of extra books on a Saturday.
We're working towards restoring the business computers but in the meantime we are delighted to be able offer Dublin City library card holders remote access to one of our most useful business databases: Vison-Net.