Public Libraries: Most Borrowed Authors and Titles 2013

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by Fingal Libraries on December 11, 2014 in Libraries

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 […]


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by Fingal Libraries on December 8, 2014 in Libraries

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 […]

Cake & Bake Club

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by Fingal Libraries on December 4, 2014 in Libraries

The Cake & Bake club was first set up by Anne Carter Carroll in Rush library in February 2013 and has since expanded to include Howth library. Anne has a background in catering and is herself a keen home baker. Inspired by the popularity of baking programmes and cookbooks, Anne decided to find like-minded individuals […]

Christmas Films from Fingal Libraries

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by Fingal Libraries on December 2, 2014 in Libraries

Fingal Libraries stock a wide variety of DVDs and films – coming up to Christmas we have highlighted some of the seasonal selection we have available. Coming up to Christmas time there is nothing better than gathering the family together on the couch to all enjoy a Christmas film together.  It helps ease the pressures […]

Supernatural Literature for Junior and Young Adult Readers

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by Fingal Libraries on November 24, 2014 in Libraries

Supernatural literature encompasses a diverse range of fiction, from tales of ghostly intrusions to stories of cosmic terror. Many such works have now attained the status of classics, and characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are now familiar to millions, many of whom may never have read the original works […]


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by Fingal Libraries on November 17, 2014 in Libraries

If you lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the third century BCE, you’d be in the vicinity of the largest library in the known world. Not that you’d have access to it, unless you were a scholar, writer, copier, or one of the slaves assigned to collect and replace the tablets and scrolls of papyrus that […]

Fingal Libraries – Your Library accessible 24/7

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by Fingal Libraries on November 11, 2014 in Libraries

When Fingal Libraries launched their digital services in 2012, little did we know that it would become so popular! The introduction of these services has made the library accessible to people who for whatever reason may not have previously been able to use the service.  It has given people a choice – they may choose […]

A Review of “DREGS” (Jorn Lier Horst)

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by Fingal Libraries on November 5, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

“DREGS” by Jorn Lier Horst (William Wisting Mystery 1). Scandinavian crime drama, in print, audio, and on tv has accelerated over recent years, with many featuring on the bestsellers lists on a regular basis. If you are a fan of Scandinavian Crime Drama, you may like to read this novel written by a real life […]

Maths Week Coding Fun

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by Fingal Libraries on November 3, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

A guest blog by Sabine McKenna, cccSkerries. “It’s Maths Week. You are software developers, and your boss has just given you the job of creating a maths game. She just had time to tell you to ‘Make it fun. And Maths-y,’ before she had to leave for an urgent meeting…” That is the brief I […]

Beware of Bears in the Library!!

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by Fingal Libraries on October 29, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

Beware of bears in Fingal Libraries!! Balbriggan Library’s recent Teddy Bear Sleepover delighted our young borrowers and gave the teddy bears a night to remember. However, it was the first event of its kind in Fingal Libraries and we learned a lot. Wildlife event-management wasn’t covered in library school so we’ve put together a practical […]

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