What’s Happening at Garristown Library?

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on August 4, 2016.

 “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall”. -          Roald Dahl Garristown Library is a hidden gem nestled in the north-west of Fingal. It’s one of the smallest branches of Fingal libraries, but what it lacks […]

 “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall”.

-          Roald Dahl

Garristown Library is a hidden gem nestled in the north-west of Fingal. It’s one of the smallest branches of Fingal libraries, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character!

The majority of our borrowers are children and the love of books is a shared passion amongst them. “I read 4 or 5 books a day,” one of our young borrowers tells us. Another, Jason, says he stops by “sometimes for books and sometimes just for the chat!” The most popular books are those by David Walliams as well as the Dork Diaries, Wimpy Kid and Percy Jackson collections.

There are lots of exciting events for kids taking place throughout August too. We’ve got crochet workshops where we’ll make friendship bracelets and flowers (August 10th), Pokémon themed arts and crafts (Aug 15th), mindful colouring for children (Aug 18th) and story-time, to name a few! We’ve also got a Marvellous Beasts event where you can get up close to creepy crawlies like tarantulas and centipedes!

We haven’t forgotten about the adults of course! We’ve started organising our autumn events for adults and from September the Irish Conversation Club, Scrabble Club and a brand new Knit & Crochet Group will be up and running, with more to be announced. Contact us at Garristown library if you’d like to join in the fun!

Telephone: (01) 8355020

 

By Nadene Ryan, Garristown Library