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Ongoing Library Events and Activities


Kildare Library and Arts Services offer a wide and varied programme of events for children. These range from arts and crafts, dance, workshops, music, film, quizzes and visual art worshops.

Ongoing annual events for children include:

  • Annual Children’s Book Festival
  • Annual Summer Reading Clubs
  • Ongoing Parent & Toddler Groups
  • Ongoing Storytelling Sessions

To find out more about library events check our Whats on Around the County, or Riverbank Arts Centre

There are also some groups and activities that occur on an ongoing basis such as:

Library Event   Description Age Group Date Time Open to new members?
Athy Library
Ann Kearney
Beezers Bookclub Bookclub 7-11yrs 2nd Wednesday of the month 3.30pm Yes  Note: Off for the summer
Athy Library
Any staff member 059-8631144
 Kiddies Chess Club Chess Club  Under 12s Every Thursday 6.00-8.00pm Yes Note: Off for the Summer
Ballitore Library
059-8623344 or
Celbridge Library
Meabh Ni Mhathuna 01-6272207 
Story telling with Meabh   Storytelling for preschool children 2 – 3 and half years Every Friday morning during school term 10.00  -10.50 am  
Aisling Donnelly
Children’s  Bookclub   Bookclub 9 – 12 years Last Thursday of every month 3.30 pm – 4.14pm Yes
Clocha Rince Library 
Orla Ryan at 0469553428
Mother & Toddler Group Informal games, chat and a cup of tea. Accompanied preschoolers and babies  Every Monday  9.30- 10.30am  Yes
Kilcullen Library 
Julie O’Donoghue
Family Hour Informal group with a focus on parents/carers interacting with their pre-school children Pre-schoolers Every Tuesday 11.30 am – 12.30 pm Yes
Kildare Town Library 
Carmel Hester
Storytelling with Carmel Storytelling for pre-school children 0-5 years Every Friday 11.00 –11.30 am Yes
Leixlip Library 
Rosarie Dineen or
Fionnuala Murphy
01-6060050 or
Parent & Toddler Group Informal group for parents and pre-schoolers Pre-schoolers Friday mornings every fortnight 10.30am – 12.00pm Yes
Fionnuala Murphy
Children’s Book Club Reads 1 book per month and meets to discuss 10 – 12 years Last Friday of every month 3.15pm – 3.45pm Taking names for Waiting List
Leixlip Library
Gillian Allen 01-6060050
Xbox 360 Club A Gaming Club for Kids, run by volunteers from INTEL 7 – 14 years Friday afternoons, every fortnight 3.30pm – 4.30pm Taking names for Waiting List
Gillian Allen
or Úna Barrett, PRO
for Junior Arch Club
086 4084857
Junior Arch Club Social group for children with disabilities, learning difficulties or special needs and their parents and siblings. Under 14 years 3rd Tuesday of the month in Leixlip Library Every other Tuesday in Leixlip Youth Centre 7.00pm -8.00pm Yes
Maynooth Library 
Lorraine Daly or
June Branigan
Parent and Toddler Storytime Aimed at pre-schoolers Parents and pre-schoolers Every Wednesday 10.00am – 10.45am Yes  Note: Off for the summer
Lorraine Daly or
June Branigan
Storytime in Polish Facilitated by Agnieszka, a local member of the Polish Community Open to all ages Every Tuesday 10.00 am – 10.45am Yes
Lorraine Daly or
June Branigan
Children's Bookclub   8 – 12 years 1st Tuesday of every month 3.00 pm Yes Note: Off for the summer
Monasterevin Library
Naas Library
Children’s Book Club   Bookclub 8 – 12 years 2nd Friday each month 3.30pm Yes
Suzanne Brosnan
Parent & Toddler Group Informal group for parents and pre-schoolers Preschoolers Every 2nd Friday 10.00 am- 11.00 am   Note: Off for the summer
Rathangan Library