Talking Books – who knew?!
The sad truth of it is – believe it or not – that there are people amongst us for whom the joys of a talking book are unknown. They have read books and listened to music but inexplicably never listened to a book. It is unlikely that this is the result of a deliberate bias […]
Staff Recommendation: The Signature of all Things
“The Signature of all Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert to me is a ringing endorsement for book clubs. It is far from being the sort of book I would normally pick up to read being a crime genre devotee. So when my book club chose it a 500 page story of a female botanist in the […]
Work Experience in Fingal Libraries (Guest Blog)
My name is Conor McMahon and I am currently in Transition Year in Donabate Community College. Over the past few weeks I have been working at Donabate Portrane Community Library every Monday as part of my Transition Year work experience. Working at the library has been very interesting and enjoyable. While working at the library […]
Fingal Library App – Access to your library at your fingertips!
Fingal Libraries has developed a new app that allows you access your library service at the touch of a button. Available on the App Store or the Play Store this app allows you to have convenient user friendly access to many of the services offered by Fingal Libraries. One useful feature of the app is that […]
A Yule Blog
North Pole Public Library 12 Reindeer Lane, North Pole 99705. Hello to all our colleagues in Fingal Libraries! We hope our annual greeting finds you all well and happy in rainy Ireland. We’ve had a huge amount of snowfall in the past few days but it’s still all-go here as the Magic Night approaches. We […]
Shopping Online at Christmas – Know your Rights!
This month tends to be a busy one for shoppers, with many planning their Christmas spending and turning to the internet to research deals and offers. It is important that those looking to buy online are aware of their rights so as to minimise the risk of something going wrong at a busy time of […]
Public Libraries: Most Borrowed Authors and Titles 2013
With over 17.04 million visits to Irish public libraries each year, resulting in over 19 million loans of books and non-book materials the popularity of libraries among children and their families is to be seen by figures compiled by the Public Lending Remuneration Scheme and recently released by Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency. In […]
Approaching Christmas is the peak time for new autobiographies. Most of us, and most celebrities, would be happy with having written just one. But in the modern age there are many figures who achieve fame or are in the spotlight at a young age. There are a select group of stellar names who are onto […]
Cake & Bake Club
The Cake & Bake club was first set up by Anne Carter Carroll in Rush library in February 2013 and has since expanded to include Howth library. Anne has a background in catering and is herself a keen home baker. Inspired by the popularity of baking programmes and cookbooks, Anne decided to find like-minded individuals […]
Christmas Films from Fingal Libraries
Fingal Libraries stock a wide variety of DVDs and films – coming up to Christmas we have highlighted some of the seasonal selection we have available. Coming up to Christmas time there is nothing better than gathering the family together on the couch to all enjoy a Christmas film together. It helps ease the pressures […]