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 22 May 2013
'ello me fri'nds! 'Tis been such a busy week with all of the programs here! And 'tis just the beginning. The library has many wond'rful programs planned fo' the summer.
I saw many of ye at the Drop in for Legos program yest'rday. 'Twas a grand time watchin' all of ye enjoyin' yourselves.
Ethan, we leprechauns are a wee bit shy and do not like to show ourselves to humans. I still be a youngster, so I do not yet have me a wife.
Josie, thank ye fo' ye very kind words 'bout me 'ouse.
One of me fri'nds asked how I get into me 'ouse. With a wee bit o' magic!
'ello again Rebecca. And 'ello to your American Girl fri'nd Matilda. So glad ye both visited the library. 'Tis a grand place to be!
- Published on 09 April 2013
Good day to ye fri'nds! Thank ye to ev'ryone who participated in the scavenger hunt. It was so fun to be watchin' all of ye on the hunt.
What a grand time 'twas watching the dancers from Rince Na Sonas Irish Dance School. So much talent there!
Thank ye Tina fo' ye kinds words 'bout me 'ouse.
Thank ye fo' ye note, Tina. Cheers!
Maddie 'n Clayton, I am home most of the time. Ye just can't see me.
Jacob, I think ye are cool too!
Noah, happy belat'd birthday!
Hannah, I love books! Reading is me most favorite thing to do.
Tess, I consider all of ye children me best friends.
Ben, yes, I like going to the zoo. So many wond'rful animals to see.
Allie, I have not been able to find a fake mermaid yet. I will keep lookin' though!
Ava, thank ye fo' the drawin'.
- Published on 13 May 2013
Top 'o the mornin' ev'ryone! I hope ye are all havin' a good week. Me hopes many of ye will come to the Mother Goose Storytime on Friday. Be sure to bring ye mum 'cause 'tis a Mother's Day theme storytime.
Casey, I will see what I can do 'bout findin' a fake frog fo' me 'ouse.
'ello Alyssa. Me Librarian fri'nds are always happy to help ye with the computers.
Katia 'n Thomas, I love the library 'n I feel very welcome here.
Becca, 'twas so nice to hear from ye again. It has been a while! Thank ye fo' writin'.
'ello again Jefferson!
Cheers! Zach, Carli, Theo, Anya, Mary, George, Elisa, Arie, 'n Lily.
- Published on 26 March 2013
Top 'o the mornin' to ye fri'nds! 'Tis so nice to see Spring is on the way. I be lookin' forward to the warmer weather.
Allie, if I can find a fake mermaid I will put her in me 'ouse for ye to gaze upon.
Kaitlyn, thank ye fo' the kind words 'bout me 'ouse.
Makenna, I had a good laugh when I read that me fri'nd Shaun secretly visited 'n ye all ended up with mustaches on ye faces.
'ello Lydia! I do know lots 'o leprechauns. Me entire family be leprechauns. We be from the grand clan of Killarney Leprechauns.