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 26 June 2013
'ello all me fri'nds! The start of ye summer vacation has arrived! I hope ye all have a safe 'n enjoyable summer. Don't forget to sign up fo' the Summer Readin' Club. As ye all know, readin' is me favorite thing to do! Just visit the librarian in the Children's Room 'n they will help ye get started.
Kate, ye asked a lot 'o good questions. Even though I be consid'red a young leprechaun, I have completed me schoolin'. I think education is grand! I have a red beard 'n wear lots 'o green clothing. A pet 'tis a grand idea. We leprechauns be fri'nds 'o nature 'n lovers of all creatures 'n don't keep pets like ye humans do. I have many fri'nds that I visit 'n visit me that be animals.
Montana, because I live at the library I do not need a bookshelf in me 'ouse. I can sit among the books 'n I feel like they be my own.
'ello Kamry! 'Twas so nice of ye to leave me a note.
Cheers! Hailey. Thank ye for the sweet note.
'ello Lily. The next time ye see a lucky shamrock, think 'o me!
Cheers! Madison. Yes, I be ye fri'nd. I consider all children to be me fri'nds.
Cheers! Chloe 'n Mckayla 'n Ellee.
- Published on 28 May 2013
Taysha, thank ye fo' the lov'ly note. Yes, ye are me fri'nd.
'ello Ava! I be fine. I hope ye had a grand time while visitin' the library. Thank ye fo' the cute drawin'.
- Published on 12 June 2013
Top o' the mornin' to ye! I was on the lake early this mornin' in me wee boat havin' a grand time.'Tis always so peaceful just floatin' along.
Don't forget to come to the library on Saturday, June 15 for the Stories & Music with Donna B program. It's 11 am - 12 pm in the Carman Community Room. Ye won't see me but I will be watchin' from the corner of the room.
The Summer Reading Club Kickoff begins June 20 in the Carman Community Room. Come in 'n get information on how to sign up 'n enjoy a craft while ye be here.
Thank ye Navroop fo' ye kind words 'bout me 'ouse.
Yes Jo, I do enjoy sugar cookies. All kinds of cookies be one of me most things to enjoy!
'ello Kaiden! Unfortunately I cannot send ye a Polar Express train. Maybe ye can ask Santa for one for Christmas this year.
Cheers! Geo 'n Matt.
'ello Emily. Thank ye for writin'.
'ello Carter! I hope ye were able to find your toys that were lost.
'ello Leila! If ye see that your shoelaces are untied, then ye will know 'twas me!
Ayanna, thank ye fo' the lov'ly picture.
- 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!