Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tuam Library - ‘One Book, One Tuam’.


A table quiz took place in Tuam library on  Monday 14th May as part of ‘One Book, One Tuam’.
Seventeen teams from primary and secondary schools in Tuam took part. The questions were all based on the themes found in Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Silkpainting Exhibition in Ballybane Library


These are the pictures taken at the launch of the silkpainting exhibition in Ballybane Library.
The paintings were completed as part of a silkpainting class held in the Ballybane Resource Centre.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Storytime in Ballybane Library

Two of our library students,Maren and 
Theresa hosting the weekly storytime in Ballybane Library. They did some nursery rhymes with the children and read 
"The Gruffalo" for them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Exhibition by young artists in Westside Library




















A recent exhibition of oil paintings by local school children from Scoil Bhride in Shantalla generated lots of interest in Westside library.

Some of the paintings were solo works while others were collaborative between all the students. The paintings were a mixture of representational and abstract work with lots of experiments in application techniques and use of colour. The results were an outstanding display of creative work showcasing some very unique talent and imagination.

The exhibition was visited by classes from the school as well as library members and the young artists received lots of positive remarks and praise.

Friday, May 11, 2012

World Book Day in Galway City Library


World Book Day 2012, which was celebrated in over 100 countries, was marked with a special reading of poetry in translation in Galway City Library. There is a Catalan tradition of exchanging books and roses on Saint Jordi’s Day, April 23rd and UNESCO have chosen  this date to pay a worldwide tribute to books and to the extraordinary contributions of poets and writers who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

Photographed in Galway City Library  exchanging  a book and a rose on World Book Day  are  Grachy Venegas from the village of Santa Perp├Ętua de Mogoda in Catalonia and Gabriel Mannion, Galway City Library.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Presentation Primary School Shared Reading project in Tuam Library


The Presentation Primary School completed a six week shared reading project with children from second class and their parents.

Tuam library supplied the books to the school and each Friday parents joined their children in the classroom for an hour of reading together. The children, their parents and teacher were invited to the library for the final shared reading session where the children were presented with a certificate for partaking in the project. They were encouraged to join the library and to borrow books and all enjoyed a story which was read aloud.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Westside Library


LISTEN TO WESTSIDE LIBRARY Staff (Talking about WALTER MACKEN, BOOK CLUBS And galway libraries SUMMER READING CHALLENGE) ON GALWAY BAY FM

Thursday, May 03, 2012

World Book Day in Tuam Library



 A World Book Day celebration was held in Tuam library on Monday 23rd of April. Author Alan Durant talked about his writing and his many years in publishing and entertained with his humorous poems. He presented each person present with a rose. World Book Day originated in 1923 when a bookseller decided to commemorate the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare, who died on 23rd April 1616.  In Spain, books and roses are traditionally exchanged on April 23rd, “ a rose for love and a book forever”. In 1995, UNESCO adopted this date as World Book Day and Copyright Day.