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Children's Book Festival 2013
October 2013


Children's book festival this year will include some familiar authors and a range of exciting and new talent.
There will be activities and events across our branch network to suit all ages.

The event brochure with details of all events, locations and times can be viewed here

Pre-booking is essential for events
and you can book by phoning the event location
during library opening hours
from Wednesday, September 25th.


Mid-Summer Madness 2013

Mini book festival June 2013

Lots of activities and events at your local library
More details in our brochure

School Quiz 2013

The Schools' Quiz was held on April 23rd in the County Library, Tallaght.

Many thanks to the schools, pupils and teachers who supported the event
and congratulations to all the teams who took part.

The winning teams were:

St Colmcille's SNS
Scoil Treasa
Ballyroan NS

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas buailte linn arís –
an t-am chun ár gcultúr a cheiliúradh trí cheol, damhsa, na
healaíona agus ár dteanga álainn uathúil.

Seachtain Na Gaeilge is with us again  -  3-17 March

and it’s that time of year

when we come together to celebrate

our Culture through music, dance, arts and our unique and beautiful language.

For more information please see our brochure
Níos mó anseo




Safer Internet Day - February 5th, 2013

An international day to promote safer internet and mobile phone use.

For hints and tips for you and your children, check here

Check our policy below with tips for safe and fun internet use

Access by Children

  • Using the internet is a fun way to learn, discover new interests and to chat to friends.
  • Parents should supervise their child's use of the library public access PCs. Library staff cannot undertake this duty.
  • Young Adults may not use children's computers and must use adult public access PCs.
  • Below are some steps to safe use of the internet.
  • Avoid giving out personal information online to people you don’t know.
  • Only open and accept emails from people you know. Emails from others may contain viruses or nasty messages.
  • You can be who you want to be in cyberspace. So can anyone else, so be aware that people may not be who they say they are.
  • Bring your parent with you if you are meeting someone you only know online.
  • Tell your parent or a trusted adult if someone or something on the internet makes you uncomfortable.
  • Be “webwise” and the internet is lots of fun.


South Dublin County Libraries, 2010

January 23rd 2012 is the start of the Chinese New Year.

Learn more about how China and Chinese people celebrate the start of their New Year}
what animal represents 2012 (there's a hint below!)

Click here

 Summer Reading Challenge 2011

Winners for the County Library challenge pictured below.

Congraulations to the winners.

2011 Summer Reading Challenge in South Dublin Libraries


The theme for this year is Going Places with Books, and the challenge will take place during July and August in all our branches.

The Summer Reading Challenge is simple. We want you to read ten or more books borrowed from the library during your summer holidays. Sign up at your local branch or mobile library. You will receive a loyalty card which is stamped each time you read a book. Once the card is completed, it is entered into a draw which takes place at the end of the summer. You can fill as loyalty cards as you want – the more books you read, the more loyalty cards you fill up.


We are also encouraging you to write to us and tell us where you are and what you are reading. We have designed a postcard which you can send from any interesting location,  from sun soaked beaches to the Phoenix Park, and tell us what you are reading there.


Get your loyalty card and postcard from your local South Dublin library and start reading now!


Christmas Write-a-Story Competition 2010


The winning stories and authors are listed below. You can click on the link to each story to view it.

Niamh Daly            (pdf file 100KB)

Aoife Copland        (pdf file 61KB)

Louise Geoghegan (pdf file 53 KB)

Niamh Morrissey    (pdf file 90KB)

Hannah Quirke      (pdf file 18KB)

Tori Stokes           (pdf file 76KB)

Oran Swan            (pdf file 116KB)

Logan MacBride     (pdf file 24KB)


Thanks and well done to all who took part and congratulations to our winning authors.




Online Quiz for Children - Winners from Scoil Chaitlín Maude and St Marks Junior N.S.

Over 600 children took part. Thanks to children, partents and teachers who supported the competition.

Under 8 years - winner from Scoil Chaitlín Maude. The winner's class received a digital camera for their class.

8 - 12 years old - winner from Scoil Chaitlín Maude. The winners' class received a digital camera for their class.

Winners pictured below with Marie O'Connor, Children's Librarian at the County Library in Tallaght.

Photo of online quiz winners