Summer Stars 2024

Summer is here, and that means only one thing, Summer Stars in your local library! So make sure to call in and sign up today.

This summer we will be hosting a number of events and activities around the county including

Treasure Hunt - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

10 Jun 2024 to 31 Aug 2024

Join the hunt for gold coins in the library. No need to register, just ask at the library desk the next time you visit.

Make sure to check out the pirate ship to get a head start in the search for gold.

Movie Matinee - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

28 Jun 2024 - 11:00 AM to 12:40 PM - Booking Essential

Join us for a screening of Song of the Sea! 

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world. This film is rated PG.
Song of the Sea is also available as a book and will be available for children to check out with their library card on the day if they wish. 

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Story-time & Craft Corner - Moate Library

2nd July at 3pm - All welcome

Join us for a fun imaginative children's story-time followed by an art & craft session. All children welcome, but they must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book

Children Playing Indoor

Arts & Crafts hour - Mullingar Library

3rd July at 3pm - Booking Essential

Arts and Crafts fun for ages 5 - 9 years. Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

assorted cupcakes

Cupcake Baking & Decorating for Children - Moate Library

5th July at 11am - Booking Essential

Join us in Moate library where Kathleen will demonstrate how to make her famous cupcakes. 

Each child will get to decorate their own bun and bring it home.

Art and Craft Workshop with Art Box - Mullingar Library

Art Box will be in Mullingar Library on Friday July 5th, 1pm - 2:30pm to host a Monochromatic Paper Applique workshop for 7-12 year olds.

Places are limited so booking is required.

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

6th July at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

Cute teddy bear, stuffed animal

Teddy Bear Sleepover - Moate Library

9th July at 11am

Join us for a story-time and leave your Teddy with us for a sleepover. Come back the next day to see what they got up to overnight!
Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult

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Bracelet Making - Moate Library

11th July at 3pm

Join us in Moate library for some bracelet making. All materials will be provided. 

Ideally suited to ages 5-10
Please note that all children will need to be accompanied by an adult

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

13th July at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

woman reading book to toddler

Toddler Storytime & Rhyme - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

13th July at 11am - Booking Essential

Join us in Athlone Library for some Toddler Storytime & Rhyme. Storytime is free but booking essential. When reserving a space one ticket is needed per group only. Ticket can be booked in adults name. 

LEGO Free Play session - Mullingar Library

13th July at 11.30am - Booking Essential

We supply the LEGO, you create what you want! Join us in Mullingar Library at 11:30am for a LEGO Free Play Session. Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for age 5+ 

Storytime & Monster Doodle - Moate Library

16th July at 12noon

Join us to celebrate Summer Stars for a children's story-time followed by a Monster Doodle. Draw your favourite book characters and create a lovely display for us. 
All welcome - no booking needed

Storytime and Sing-along - Mullingar Library

16th July at 2pm - Booking Essential

Join us for a storytime and sing-along, from Julia Donaldson's 'A Pocketful of Songs', in Mullingar Library from 2pm-3pm. Suitable for ages 4-6 years.

Children Playing Indoor

Arts & Crafts hour - Mullingar Library

17th July at 3pm - Booking Essential

Arts and Crafts fun for ages 5 - 9 years. Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Arts & Crafts Workshop - Aidan Heavey Library Athlone

19th July at 11.30am - Booking Essential

"The Colour Monster" book based art with Art Box. Suitable for ages 4 - 6. Workshop is free but booking required.

Arts & Crafts Workshop - Moate Library

19th July at 11.30am - Booking Essential

"The Invisible String" book based art with Art Box. Suitable for ages 4 - 6. Workshop is free but booking required.

LEGO blockbusters - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

20th July at 11.30am - Booking Essential

LEGO Blockbusters is a free play session. These sessions will be held on 3rd Saturday of every month.

All children should be accompanied by an adult.
Space limited so please make sure to book your spot by registering online here or telephoning 090 6442157. If you can't make it on the day please let us know, or cancel your booking.

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

20th July at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

Kindness Rock Painting - Moate Library

23rd July at 2.30pm - Booking Essential

Join us to spread some kindness and paint some kind messages on rocks. Choose your positive message and design your own rock. All materials will be supplied 
This event is suitable for children aged 5+

Mindfulness Bookmarks - Moate Library

26th July at 10am - Booking Essential

Join us in making your very own bookmark with an emphasis on mindfulness. 

Summer Crafternoon - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

26th July at 3pm - Booking essential

Join us at Athlone Library for summer crafts! Suitable for children age 7 - 9
You can register for this free event online or at the library desk. One ticket per child. 

Children's Silent Book Club - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

27th July at 11am - Booking Essential

Suitable for readers aged between 8 and 11 years. Come along and read a book of your choice in companionable silence.

LEGO Free Play session - Mullingar Library

27th July at 11.30am - Booking Essential

We supply the LEGO, you create what you want! Join us in Mullingar Library at 11:30am for a LEGO Free Play Session.
Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for age 5+ 

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

27th July at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

Kind Kids Club - Castlepollard Library

30th July at 12noon - Booking Essential

Orla from Kind Kids Club will be here to introduce you to the world of  wellbeing and mindfulness.  She’ll show children how to relax their minds and to understand and express their thoughts and feelings through a wide range of fun activities.  For ages 7 - 10.

Kind Kids Club - Castlepollard Library

30th July at 12noon - Booking Essential

Orla from Kind Kids Club will be here to introduce you to the world of  wellbeing and mindfulness.  She’ll show children how to relax their minds and to understand and express their thoughts and feelings through a wide range of fun activities.  For ages 7 - 10.

Book Clinic - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

30 Jul 2024 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Is your child stuck in a reading rut? Pop into Athlone Library to talk to book doctor Lorna. No need to book - just pop in! Suitable for children age 8+. 

Movie Morning - Moate Library

1st Aug at 11am - All Welcome

Join us for some Summer fun and watch a children's movie in the library. 

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times and also may bring a small drink/snack to the event.

Messy Play Morning - Moate Library

6th Aug at 11am - Booking Essential

Join us for a morning of messy madness in Moate Library. A sensory experience to explore the world of messy play using different household items to create different textures. 
Age 5+ 

Kind Kids Club - Moate Library

9th Aug at 10.30am - Booking Essential

Orla from Kind Kids Club will be here to introduce you to the world of  wellbeing and mindfulness.  She’ll show children how to relax their minds and to understand and express their thoughts and feelings through a wide range of fun activities.  For ages 7 - 10.

Kind Kids Club - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

9th Aug at 1.30 pm - Booking Essential

Orla from Kind Kids Club will be here to introduce you to the world of  wellbeing and mindfulness.  She’ll show children how to relax their minds and to understand and express their thoughts and feelings through a wide range of fun activities.  For ages 7 - 10.

woman reading book to toddler

Toddler Storytime & Rhyme - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

10th August at 11am - Booking Essential

Join us in Athlone Library for some Toddler Storytime & Rhyme. Storytime is free but booking essential. When reserving a space one ticket is needed per group only. Ticket can be booked in adults name. 

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

10th Aug at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

LEGO Free Play session - Mullingar Library

10th August at 11.30am - Booking Essential

We supply the LEGO, you create what you want! Join us in Mullingar Library at 11:30am for a LEGO Free Play Session.
Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for age 5+ 

Storytime and Sing-along - Mullingar Library

13th August at 2pm - Booking Essential

Join us for a storytime and sing-along, from Julia Donaldson's 'A Pocketful of Songs', in Mullingar Library from 2pm-3pm. Suitable for ages 4-6 years.

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Story-time & Craft Corner - Moate Library

13th August at 3pm - All welcome

Join us for a fun imaginative children's story-time followed by an art & craft session. All children welcome, but they must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book

Children Playing Indoor

Arts & Crafts hour - Mullingar Library

14th August at 3pm - Booking Essential

Arts and Crafts fun for ages 5 - 9 years. Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

woman in white shirt and blue denim shorts lying on bed

Myths & Legends Monster Doodle - Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

16 Aug 2024 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for Myths and Legends Monster Doodle on Friday 16th August from 10am to 1pm. Drop in to Athlone Library to add your drawing to the big monster sized doodle! This event is suitable for children age 4+. Drop in at any time between 10am & 1pm - no booking required.

LEGO Free Play session - Moate Library

16th August at 11 - All welcome

Join us to create your very own Lego masterpiece. We supply the lego, you create! All ages welcome
Suitable for age 5+ 

Lego Blockbusters - Irish Heritage - Aidan Heavey Library Athlone

17th Aug at 11.30am - All Welcome

To celebrate the start of Irish Heritage Week Athlone Library is holding a special edition of LEGO Blockbuster Free Play. Why not have a go at building Athlone Castle with LEGO, or one of the many bridges around Athlone.
No booking required, just drop in! 

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

17th Aug at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

Road Safety Children's Workshop - Moate Library

21st Aug at 12noon - All welcome

We are delighted to have a Road Safety Officer Nicola from the RSA visit us in Moate library this August. The perfect time to get winter ready before the children head back to school. This event is free of charge and is suited to children aged 5+ years. Each child will receive their free Hi-Visibility jacket with many more spot prizes to be won. 

Movie Morning - Moate Library

23rd Aug at 11am - All Welcome

Join us for some Summer fun and watch a children's movie in the library. 

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times and also may bring a small drink/snack to the event.

LEGO Free Play session - Mullingar Library

24th August at 11.30am - Booking Essential

We supply the LEGO, you create what you want! Join us in Mullingar Library at 11:30am for a LEGO Free Play Session.
Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for age 5+ 

Lego Free-For-All - Castlepollard Library

24th Aug at 11am - All welcome

Calling all Master Builders!  Join us every Saturday morning from 11:00 am in Castlepollard Library to take part in our weekly Lego free-for-all!  No booking required.  Just drop in and let your imagination run wild!

Children Playing Indoor

Arts & Crafts hour - Mullingar Library

28th August at 3pm - Booking Essential

Arts and Crafts fun for ages 5 - 9 years. Booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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