Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Unfortunately we will no longer be able to post to this blog,
for information on Watch House Cross Community Library go to

see our Facebook page or call 061 457726.

Thanks to all our members and friends and keep in touch

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Reading Challenge

Are you a Summer Reading Star?

Read 6 books over the school holidays and be in with a chance to win great prizes this summer. 

Try something different with one of our recommended authors like Lincoln Peirce, Hiawyn Oram, Cressida Cowell, Morris Gleitzman  Herbie Brennan and many more. Just ask any member of staff for recommendations of new authors you might like to try.

Pick up a booklet in the library and receive a star for every book you finish, ask at the library desk for more details or ring 061 457726

Good luck and have a great summer !

Friday, June 24, 2011

Parent & Toddler Morning

Thanks to all the mums, minders, babies and toddlers for coming to our wrap up parent and toddler party and for supporting us all year, we've had great fun. 

Have a lovely summer, see you all in September and don't for get to spread the word .... because...... Babies Love Books!

The Parent & Toddler Morning will restart 
Friday 2nd of September 2011 @ 10.30am

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Activities for Kids

Get messy and have some fun this July in the library, with our free arts & crafts sessions and story times. 

Storytime, every Thursday throughout the summer @ 3pm, 
Stories, songs, rhymes colouring for 2-6 year olds

Art & Crafts 4-6 yrs                                 Art & Crafts for 7-11yrs
Thursday  7th July 3.30pm                                  Wednesday 6th July 3.30pm
Thursday 14th July 3.30pm                                 Wednesday 13th July 3.30pm
Thursday 21st July 3.30pm                                 Wednesday 20th July 3.30pm
Thursday 28th July 3.30pm                                 Wednesday 27th July 3.30pm

Children must be accompanied by an adult in the library, no booking necessary first come first serve for arts & crafts. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Book of the Month

Announced on May 18, Philip Roth is the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize. He was chosen from a list of 13 eminent contenders. The Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000, is awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage. It is presented once every two years to a living author for a body of work published either originally in English or widely available in translation in the English language.
Check our catalogue for a list of Philip Roth titles available in the library.

The Human Stain  - Phillip Roth

Retired professor Coleman Silk has a secret. His secret is deep and lies at the very core of who he is, and he has kept it hidden from everyone for fifty years. Set in 1998, with the backdrop of the impeachment of a president, The Human Stain shows an America where conflicting moralities and ideological division result in public denunciations and houndings, and where innocence is not always a good enough excuse. 

'Unnerving, hilarious and sad' New York Times

'The work of a genius at full throttle' Sunday Telegraph

'Astonishing...very beautiful' NY Times Book review