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July Library News

08/07/22 05:17

July News


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We want to see YOU we are holding a BOOK AMNESTY!

Our book amnesty runs from 12th July to end of August.

Bring your old library books back to our desk or book bin, and get your library membership back on track.

Have lost books – call in person and get your card reactivated.


Summer Stars Reading Challenge

Summer Stars is an annual reading challenge under the Right to Read Literacy Initiative for Kilkenny. It runs throughout July and August to encourage children to read for fun over the holidays, and keep reading ability steady over the summer months.Summer Stars Reading Adventure runs from Friday 1st July to Friday 26th August in Kilkenny.

What you need to get started:

A current library membership: Parents or guardians can sign up new members online or by visiting your local library.
Summer Stars Reading Card: Collect your card from your local library or download here

How does it work?

The challenge is to read or listen to 8 books over the Summer.
You can borrow books from our libraries or download eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines from our online collection from the comfort of your home!
Record your progress on the reading card and bring it into the library to have it signed / stamped by staff.

Watch out for regular story times and crafts in libraries, and online quizzes and recommendations on our website (under What's on) and our social media channels.
A weekly raffle will be held in each library for those borrowing books.
All completed cards should be returned by 5pm on 2nd September for our overall prize draw.

Summer Stars Activities:

Summer Stars Drawing workshops:

Saturdays 10.30am on our facebook page and website (what's on)

Online book quizzes:

Monday's 11.30am on our facebook page and website (what's on) 

Children's Book recommendations:

Wednesday's 11.30am on our facebook page.


New National Library Strategy - Have your say before 9th July!
Now is the time to have your say about the future of public libraries! Whether there's something you think we're doing particularly well or something you'd like to see from us in future, we want to hear it all!

Click on the image above  to fill out a quick survey in English or Irish, or ask staff in your local branch for a paper version if you'd prefer.


What's on?

Looking for something to do this Summer? Check out What's on at your local library! From walking to coding and Chess to bookclubs, there is something for everyone! See / what's on.