Welcome to Kildare Readers’ Festival 2014

It gave us great pleasure at Kildare Library & Arts Service to welcome you to Kildare Readers' Festival 2014. This weekend represents one of the highlights of our annual 'Reader Development' programme and this year's festival did not disappoint. With our biggest attendance ever, we are happy to report that year 5 of the Kildare Readers' Festival was a huge success.

A big thank you to all who attended, volunteered, presented, documented and took part in what was really a most stimulating weekend of literary events. Whether you are a library borrower, a book club member, an eBook downloader, an audio-book listener, a first-time or a seasoned festival visitor, we were delighted to be in your company this weekend and to introduce you to our wonderful line-up of guests.

2015 will see the second year of free library membership for all in Kildare Libraries, so if you are not already a member, now is the perfect time to check out one of our 15 libraries throughout the county to see what is on offer. A full list of all our libraries and our events programme are available on our website, www.kildare.ie/library.

We hope we helped inspire you on your reading journey for the year ahead! Perhaps you will be prompted to join one of our bookclubs around the county or take pen to paper yourself. The KRF Committee are already working on a sterling line-up for 2015, we all know 'you are only as good as your last festival' so watch this space for updates.

The KRF Committee