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1 May 2024: BorrowBox ePress now offers library members access to newspapers and magazines as well as eBooks and audiobooks. 

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Dublin City Libraries will close from Saturday 1 June to Monday 3 June 2024 (inclusive). Our online services will continue as usual. We will reopen on Tuesday, 4 June. More details here. 


Five Things To Know About Reading With Your Child

Being able to read is no doubt an important life skill. Reading is seen as a valuable activity, as something that is good for your child. And it is! But like with anything that is beneficial to our children, we parents tend to, consciously or unconsciously, put ourselves under pressure to “get it right”.
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Polling Stations: Raheny and Walkinstown Library

Raheny Library will close from 8pm on Thursday 6 May until 11.30am on Saturday 8 May as the library premises is used as a polling station. There will be no My Open Library access during this time. Walkinstown Library Children’s Library will be closed on Friday 7 June as the library is used as a polling station. The Adult Library will remain open.
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North Strand Bombing and the Emergency in Ireland

The bombing of Dublin's North Strand by Nazi aircraft on 31st May 1941 was an assault on Ireland's neutrality. The casualties were many: 28 dead and 90 injured, with 300 houses damaged or destroyed. The North Strand Bombing and the Emergency in Ireland seminar featured talks about various aspects of the bombing including censorship, compensation, and the role of the emergency services. This full day seminar to commemorate the tragedy was held at Dublin City Library & Archive on Saturday 29th May 2010.
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