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Read and Be Active!

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by Fingal Libraries on November 19, 2015.

How can children read and be active at the same time?? Well Fingal libraries in conjunction with Fingal Sports have come up with a new initiative called the Big Sports Quiz. The intiative aims not only to improve childrens literacy but also their physi ...

Shopping online this Christmas – make sure you know your rights!

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by Fingal Libraries on November 11, 2015.

Irish adults spend an estimated €2.4bn online each year; many consider buying online a “cheaper and more convenient option” (1). The European Consumer Centre (ECC) in Ireland has been working with the EU in developing a comprehensive range of consum ...

“Harriet the Spy” – A book review by Aoife Burke (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on November 6, 2015.

"Harriet the Spy" is a brilliant book written by Louise Fitzhugh. It is about a girl named Harriet M. Welsh and how she loves being a spy. She's staked out a spy route and writes down everything about everyone she sees. She also has two friends,Sport an ...

“Hitting the right note” (Music in Fingal Libraries)

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2015.

Along with books, DVDs and prints, Fingal Libraries lend out music CDs.  Blanchardstown Library houses a large collection of music CDs which is shelved in categories such as "Rock & Pop", "World", "Classical" and "Irish" - a variety of music that is ...

cross-stream: ways of writing

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by Fingal Libraries on October 12, 2015.

  One of the major themes to emerge from Yes But Are We Enemies1 - last year’s Ireland-wide tour of poetry collaborations that I produced and co-curated with SJ Fowler as an extension of his remarkable UK-based Enemies Project, and which involve ...

Information in the community – Age Friendly Skerries

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by Fingal Libraries on October 1, 2015.

On Tuesday 25th August 2015, Skerries Age Friendly Town Working Group launched an information pack for people over 65 years. The Age Friendly Information pack was produced to address the information needs of older people in the town. The pack includes a F ...

An intriguing book launch, a friend’s impressive achievement and a very absorbing read….

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by Fingal Libraries on September 24, 2015.

Tarot cards, red buttons and beautifully decorated biscuits were all on show at the most intriguing book launch I ever attended and these mysterious items immediately piqued my interest (which was already high due to the fact that my friend’s wife Moira ...

Swords Library Book Review Competition Winners

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by Fingal Libraries on September 18, 2015.

During the summer, Swords Library ran a competition inviting our junior borrowers to submit a review of a library book of their choice. From the entries received, two reviews were judged to have significant merit, and were  joint winners of the competiti ...

Swords Baby Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on August 31, 2015.

If you’re looking for something educational and fun for your baby or pre-schoolers we have a fantastic Baby Book Club at Swords Library.  The aim of the club is to introduce babies and very young children to the love of books and literacy and to social ...

On the Story Bus (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on August 18, 2015.

I was delighted to be asked to tell stories on the mobile library bus all around Fingal in August. The audience was the children in the community preschools and creches. We had arranged dates and times and the library bus arrived on time and parked. ...