What a summer!

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on September 9, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

In the words of Dusty Springfield “The summer is over…” But what a summer it was.  If you were in the Fingal area, you might have noticed all sorts of strange and wonderful things going on in libraries for children. There was a huge increase in our Buzzy bee population and guess what, they were […]

In the words of Dusty Springfield “The summer is over…” But what a summer it was. If you were in the Fingal area, you might have noticed all sorts of strange and wonderful things going on in libraries for children. There was a huge increase in our Buzzy bee population and guess what, they were very special Bees, a rare breed, a summer reading buzz breed… They could be seen buzzing around all the Fingal Libraries. These very special bees, instead of buzzing from flower to flower looking for pollen to make their honey, were spotted buzzing from book to book to feed their imaginations.

If that wasn’t enough excitement, if you were in the Balbriggan area on a particular night, you might have heard strange noises coming from the Library. Fifty children in the area let their best behaved Teddies have a sleepover in the library. Best behaved!! I don’t think so! The pictures from the CCTV cameras tell a story of some very mischievous teddies… raiding fridges, midnight feasts, climbing ladders, playing on the internet, and reading books until all hours. When the children came to collect them the next day, they were met with some very sleepy bearish teds.

Then we had something for everyone so no one was left out, musical workshops and song writing workshops for young adults too, which brought sweet music to our ears. We had Minecraft and Manga workshops so some battles ensued not just on paper but on screen too. Roald Dahl workshops took place in Blanchardstown and Balbriggan libraries so some very unusual characters could be spotted about town. Dogs trust came to visit with one of their dogs to teach all the children about a “man’s best friend”. During one week in July the mobile library could be seen all over the county bringing stories to some very eager little ones in Fingal community crèches. Phew, what a summer… Let’s do it again next year!!!

Éadaoin Bryson