Welcome to Blarney's Blog
Who is Blarney, you might ask?
I am Blarney Killarney from the grand clan of Killarney Leprechauns.
A wee bit of Irish magic an' grand ol' fashioned Irish luck landed me in the Liverpool Public Library. Why might a leprechaun end up so far from Ireland? 'Tis a true tale that I tell. I was out for a stroll among the heather, when I happened along a couple of tourists. Now I have a little hobby of climbing into the backpacks of tourists because you never know what kind of interesting reading materials they might have, and I love to read. 'Twas so nice and warm inside the backpack that I found meself drifting off to sleep. Now, leprechauns do not sleep often, but when they gets their mind set to sleeping they can sleep for days. One minute I was reading snug in the tourist's backpack, and next thing I know I'm tucked away inside the pages of a book on a sale shelf inside a library lobby. To awake surrounded by books! What glorious fortune! 'Twas no small bit o' magic there. I no longer have to sneak into the backpacks of tourists. I have many lifetimes of reading materials here. I looked around for the best place to build my home, and noticed several nice young lassies above me, new friends, books from floor to ceiling-- what better place to call home?!
I'm a wee bit shy, so you will never see me, but you can write to me or visit my house located in the Children's Room of the Library.
Write to me:
Please place all letters in the mailbox located above my door
in the Children's Room at Liverpool Public Library.
- Published on 03 March 2011
I hop' all of ye people o' Liverpool will join me library friends in a public celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 17 from 4-5 in the Children's Room.
Enjoy Irish music, share 'n Irish tale with your wee ones, 'n make 'n Irish craft. Help decorate me hous' too!
'Tis sure to be grand fun. Ye will not see me, but I be there, enjoyin' all the delights of St. Patrick's Day.
- Published on 22 February 2011
Thank ye children fo' all o' your lett'rs. I had a grand week. I sat in o' the toddler storytime n' watched the Girl Scouts have fun with a scavenger hunt.
With the teen luau comin' up in a couple o' days I be gettin' me Hawaiian shirt ready.
Cheers! Owen. Thank ye for ye grand note and drawin'.
Ben, if ye milk turns green then ye know I be there. Thank ye and Ella for the nice St. Patrick's Day wishes.
Jaida, I be 3 1/2 inches tall and am 131 years old. I loves the color green so I wear a lot of green clothing. Yes, I be your friend. Thank ye for the lov'ly color'd drawing. Fourth grade sounds like fun.
Thank ye Maddie. 'tis grand to be lov'd.
- Published on 01 March 2011
H'llo me fri'nds! I hope you all enjoyed your wint'r break.
Ben, I loves the library and always have a nice time. I especially enjoy seein' all of me friends when ye come to visit.
Cheers! Sophia. Thank ye fo' your littl' note.
Michael, I be in me hou' at diff'rent times of the day. Som'times I take tea with me forest pals or the American Girl dolls. When the weather is esp'cially nice, I be out walkin' around the library grounds.
Carina, I clean me hous' quite often. Ye may have notic'd that me furniture moves around a bit. I mov'd some of it just last week. Thank ye for noticin' how clean me hous' is. I take great pride in it.
Cheers! Jayson. Thank ye for the St. Patrick's Day wishes. I consider all of ye children me friends too.
Thank ye for the St. Patrick's Day wishes, Alyssa.
Taylor, I am sorry ye nosed be stuffed up. Me hopes ye feel better very soon.
- Published on 15 February 2011
'ello me friends! I 'ope ye all liked me Valentine wishes for ye. I had fun doing them.
I be out explorin' the library shelves yest'rday and found a nice comfy spot amon' the picture books to take a wee bit of a nap. What joy 'twas to fall asleep amon' some of me fav'rite books. After me nap I tidied up me hous' and enjoy'd a nice cup of dew drop tea. I added som' berries to it to make it rather tasty.
Abby, me gold coins be hidden away in secret magical spots. That way they be safe and keep their magic.