THE ONE HUNDRED GREATEST NOVELS OF ALL TIME
Which are the best books ever written? This is a question which has for a long time exercised minds and generated discussion (sometimes heated) from academics to book critics to librarians to members of book clubs to all those countless people who derive such pleasure from reading. We all love lists . . . well let’s stir […]
Book Review for Valentine’s Day
“Amy and Matthew: A love Story “ By Cammie McGovern This is not a Cinderella love story or a Romeo/ Juliet tale. It is much more magical than a Shakespeare sonnet “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” Amy was born with Cerebral Palsy and Matthew suffers with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They meet at […]
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 […]