Monday, 24 October 2016

October Bank Holiday 2016

The library at Grangegorman will be closed this Saturday the 29th of October, and Monday the 31st of October for the Halloween bank holiday.
We will be back open on Tuesday the 1st of November as normal. Our opening hours are Monday- Thursday 9:30-9:30, Friday 9:30-5:15, and Saturday 10-5pm.
Please check our website for any updates on our opening hours.

Happy Halloween, and have a great (but spooky) bank holiday weekend!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Children and the Arts- Landmark Arts Council/ESRI study

A joint Arts Council/ESRI study based on the Growing Up in Ireland studies, has found that children's involvement in the arts has a positive effect on their ability to copy with school and school work. "The study, which is being published by the Arts Council today, has identified that children aged 9 who frequently read and attend classes in music, dance or drama have an improved 'academic self-image' the age of 13. They are also happier, have reduced anxiety, better academic skills and fewer socio-emotional difficulties"

For more information about this study read the full Arts Council article here

Read the full study itself here

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Early Childhood Education students win SPARK Award!

Congratulations to Marguerite Diamond, Amanda Leenheer, and Maria Suszek who recently won the 2016 National Social Enterprise award from SPARK. The award winners are 2016 graduates of the BA Early Childhood Education course.

You can read more about SPARK, and the 2016 awards here

It is a brilliant achievement and we wish them the best of luck in the future with it.