Saturday, 18 October 2014

Clare libraries tour


Kilkee

There's so much I want to say about the incredible work happening in Clare libraries, all under the protective wing of Patricia Fitzgerald (executive librarian). There is connectivity and a wonderful flow which is also very apparent in Meath. What is it that makes everything work so well? Is it vision and dedication or sheer hard work? 
It took so long to edit the photos that I'll save the 'schpeel' for another time. Today I just wish to say, Children of Ireland, I LOVE YOU. YOU TRULY MAKE MY HEART SING!!!
Thank you Kilkee, Kilrush, Six-mile-bridge and Ennis for a wonderful, wonderful time!


Kilkee

 


www.clarelibrary.ie
Clare library services

Below are photos of the simply stunning Kilkee library



Beautiful Kilkee library


Percent for art contribution in the library courtyard



Looking good

Fantastic balloon sculpture by local artist 


Second class pupils getting creative



Kilkee library also has a state of the art theatre space


Kilrush

This little girl goes to Kilrush library most days with her father., it's her playground. She adores the books and demands attention from all the staff

Exciting ideas forming

Definitely not double trouble



Two gorgeous girls collaborating from different schools


Fantastic 2nd class pupils
     



Six-mile-bridge

Looks spooky on the outside (a perfect setting for Halloween frieze making)


Bet this place looks great at night-Imagine it lit with tea lights



But oh...so warm and friendly inside

A beautiful window but a Harry Clarke window once resided in it's place



Chris Haughton's eye catching poster



Six-mile-bridge National School

2nd class children who are definitely 1st class


Halloween frieze

   Ennis


2nd class children from Barefield National School

Spooky Hallloween Frieze

Visit to Dalkey Library - Wed. Oct.15th 2014

It was wonderful to team up with author Juliette Saumande again on Wednesday at Dalkey library. Fourth class Loretto girls were a peachy keen dream to work with and I hope they had as much fun as we did. Keep up the writing and drawing girls!

Clay shop fronts by fifth and sixth class pupils
Juliette and Sadie - courtesy of @DLR_Libraries

Maeve Binchy commemorative garden


Planning stories


Secret plans and clever tricks
Excitement brewing