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Chief Executive's Monthly Management Report

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by Communication Team on February 13, 2018 in Managers

A Management Report is given by the Chief Executive at each Council Meeting giving an update from every section in the Council.  Read the latest report now.

How to Find the Best Book for Your Young Reader.

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by Fingal Libraries on January 23, 2018 in Libraries

Finding a series of books your child is interested in is always rewarding.  This blog lists a selection of  children’s books (including some lesser known titles) to make the process of finding new reading material just a little easier for parents. The chosen books will appeal to boys and girls between 8 and 10 years

Chief Executive's Monthly Management Report

by Communication Team
by Communication Team on January 17, 2018 in Managers

A Management Report is given by the Chief Executive at each Council Meeting giving an update from every section in the Council.  Read the latest report now.

Healthy Ireland at Your Library.

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by Fingal Libraries on January 15, 2018 in Libraries

Healthy Ireland is a government initiative which aims to create a  society where everyone can enjoy mental and physical health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported.     The Healthy Ireland initiative came about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities

Our Staff Picks -10 Favourite Reads of 2017

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by Fingal Libraries on December 4, 2017 in Fingal

As 2017 draws to a close, ask yourself if you can remember the books you read during the year. Which ones were memorable? What was your favourite read, new or old, fiction or non-fiction? We asked some Fingal Library staff members to pick their favourite reads of the year:

Homework Help for Kids

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by Fingal Libraries on November 22, 2017 in Fingal
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Fingal County Libraries are here to help your child with all their homework and school project needs. We can provide access to several free resources, including premium online databases, allowing children to Learn, Explore and Discover in a safe and age appropriate environment.  Access is free. All you need is your Fingal Library Card.

Celebrating Culture Night in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on October 24, 2017 in Libraries

Friday, September 22 ended as any other Friday in Blanchardstown Library, but less than half an hour after closing time, the doors re-opened to welcome our borrowers back for our Culture Night celebrations. Following on from last year’s wildly successful showcase, the library staff were excited to host the event once more, 

Bewitching Blanchardstown

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by Fingal Libraries on October 9, 2017 in Libraries

There was magic in the air in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday, August 17, as staff members opened the doors of Blanchardstown School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In July, a small committee of witches and wizards came together to create a programme of events for our young borrowers, which encompassed all the fun and magic of

Fingal Festival of History

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by Fingal Libraries on September 20, 2017 in Libraries

Fingal Libraries in partnership with Newbridge House and Farm presents The Fingal Festival of History – a weekend of talks and events in Newbridge House, Donabate, from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017.  History-lovers can expect fascinating talks, a tour of Newbridge House, a family-friendly history event and a screening of Fingal’s Finest

Rediscovered Books! “Swords: A Social History” by Francis W. Coleman

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by Fingal Libraries on September 13, 2017 in Fingal

I was tidying the store room in Swords library where all the older non-fiction stock is kept when I came across a gem of a book called Swords: A Social History. It stopped me in my tracks when I read the first page, a letter dated the 19th of September 1977 from the author’s son,

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