Library Development Plan, October/November events

Dear Friend,

Please find following some additional events for October and notice for early November events. Booking is as stated for each event.


Lucan Library

Lucan Library | Lucan Shopping Centre | Newcastle Road, Lucan, County Dublin, K78 V295 | Tel: +353 1 6216422 | Email: |


South Dublin Libraries Development Plan 2017-2022
South Dublin Libraries are working on a 5-year development programme for the library service.
As part of this process, we would like to speak with particular groups to find out what you think of your library service and how you would like to see it develop over the next 5 years.
In Lucan, the group we have chosen is Families and we would like to invite parents to attend the following:
Focus Group for Parents
Wednesday 25th October, 10am—11.30am
Lucan Library, Supervalu Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan.
If you are interested please email or leave your name at library desk.

We also welcome submissions from all members of the public via:
Public Survey: Online or Printed copies at library desk
Written Submission Email to: / Post to: Library Survey, South Dublin Library HQ, Unit 1 The Square Industrial Complex, Tallaght, Dublin 24
We want to hear from you! Closing date: Friday 10th November 2017 at 4pm.


Toddler Time
Wednesday 1 November, 10-11am
With Sarah Tully
Fun, educational joint activity for pre-school children and their parent/guardian who helps their child participate, promoting literacy skills.
Booking from Thursday 26 October, 1.30pm, via


Seasonal Art & Creativity with Elena
Wednesday 1 November, 3.30-4.30pm
For 6-8 year olds
Booking from Thursday 26 October, 1.30pm, via


Lucan Library CoderDojo

Lucan Library is hoping to set up a CoderDojo group so we are putting out a call to recruit volunteers and mentors (aged 18+). 


CoderDojo is a non-profit volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people ( At a Dojo, young people between 7 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology using MIT Scratch, HTML, JavaScript and others! The focus is community, peer learning and auto-didactism, with a stress on helping others and showing how coding is a force that changes the world! 


As you can imagine the popularity of CoderDojo has grown massively. There are over 850 Dojos in 64 countries worldwide with over 30,000 kids learning to code regularly at a Dojo. At the moment, the demand for places at a CoderDojo exceeds some Dojos capacity to provide them and as a result we are looking for mentors.


A CoderDojo mentor is someone  who has any coding knowledge or expertise and would like to improve their coding ability and add CoderDojo mentoring to their list of skills.


Why Volunteer / Mentor?

From mentoring, people will learn several new skills and practical experience to add to their CV:

Communication Skills - improved from their interaction with other mentors and young people. Networking - giving them the opportunity to meet and develop contacts with IT professionals. Develop Programming Skills - when mentoring they will be challenged technically as each Dojo covers several topics. This will improve their current skills and help them develop new ones. Local Community and Youth Work - mentoring will give them experience working with young people while helping out and giving back to their local community. For Parents and Staff, all the above applies, plus mentoring gives them an opportunity to develop relationships with the community via other children and parents.


Anyone who would like to mentor at our CoderDojo can  contact Lucan Library at 016216422. Have look at the CoderDojo website too -


NB: CoderDojo's best practice states all CoderDojo volunteers and mentors must be garda vetted. This can be done via the Library 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or thoughts.