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Like lots of you, library staff have been taking time to go walking, baking, working from home and have been required to look at the world differently while we were all in lockdown. Now as we reopen libraries and reconnect with customers we will continue to reflect on this by blogging, taking notice of what we have learned, noticed and connected with both during lockdown and in reconnecting. 

We have taken to blogs, cameras, phones and social media to record what is going on during this time, creating records of the current situation and what we have been up to and thinking about and taking notice is something we will continue to do. 

From daily danders to bigger themes of lockdown and reconnecting, we will be posting our blogs here to show a little from beyond the library. 

You can find out more about photography if you check out our eBooks and eMagazines​ which can all be accessed FREE.

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 Posts

 
October 13
The Secret Garden

​This doorway reminds me so much of one of my favourite children’s books.

“The Secret Garden” is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911.  It is considered a classic of English children's literature and is just as popular today, over a century after publication.

Why not read or re-read it – or introduce your children or grandchildren to it.

There are lots more classic children’s novels waiting to be discovered again so do visit your local library and see what you can find! https://www.librariesni.org.uk/​




September 29
My Lovely Horse

​Love to see this horse on my daily walk – apparently his favourite treat is Polo mints!! 

There are lots of wonderful stories about horses, and horse racing both fact and fiction – why not check them out by looking on our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk


 
 
 


September 23
Blackcurrants

 
 

Lovely to see the blackcurrants starting to come – and all the insects appearing in the garden – we can’t do without them although they can be a real pain!

Why not have a look at our gardening books and find out about growing those fruit plants.

You can check out more about our range of books  by having a look at  our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk​


September 18
Daisy, daisy

“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage. I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat. Of a bicycle built for two”

 - why not read up about cycling here and around the world -

You can check out more about our range of books  by having a look at  our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk​

 
 

September 16
​Lavender’s Blue

 
​Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly,

Lavender’s green

When you are king, dilly dilly,

I shall be queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,

Who told you so?

‘Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,

That told me so

A fairy tale song, this was also used as a traditional lullaby for children. In some versions there are over 30 verses.

Why not check out other traditional songs and verses inspired by the world around us by having a look at  our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk


September 03
What's up, Buttercup

Who remembers as a child using a buttercup to see if you liked butter or not? 
Or perhaps you simply enjoyed picking them as a gift for someone. 

Why not find out more about our traditions and history of flowers in the gardening books?
You can check out more about our range of books by having a look at our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk​
 

 
 

August 27
Grow your own
 


It is great to see the fruits all starting to grow in our gardens. Why not have a look at our gardening section and try growing your own vegetables and fruits?

You can check out more about our range of books by having a look at our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk​

 
 
August 25
Beast of Burden


​ I just love Donkeys – they feature in many sayings and are given many names for example- 

  ‘as stubborn as a mule’, or a ‘beast of burden’.  

Why not check out what stories you can find about them by browsing our online catalogue?
 
You can check out more about our range of books by having a look at our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk​

 

August 18
Wuthering Heights

 
 
 

This quote is taken from one of the most famous Bronte novels “Wuthering Heights” which is a must read for all book lovers!

This beautiful mosaic can be found along the Bronte Homeland Drive outside Rathfriland.

Why not try and re-read some of our fabulous classic stories?

You can check out more about our range of books by having a look at our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk


August 14
Monkey Puzzle Tree

 
 
just love this beautiful monkey puzzle tree which I pass when out walking.  It is actually native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina.  – I wonder how it got here!  

It is amazing were some things originated – we may not be going very far at the minute – but it is still worth checking out our travel books and learning about the world around us.

You can check out more about our range of books by having a look at our e-books and e-magazines which can all be accessed FREE via our website. – www.librariesni.org.uk


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