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 11 July 2013
Congratulations to the first winners of the Vacation with Blarney contest: Eliana, Emily, Amanda, Connor, Isabella, Kalie, Emma, Sara, Mary, Jalina, Erica, 'n Haley! 'Tis grand that ye are readin'!
Reilly, I love animals 'n consider meself a fri'nd to all of 'em.
Marya, I just turned 134 years old this past April.
Anya, I loves ye too!
Peter, me hopes ye have a wond'rful summ'r too.
Cheers! Jefferson. Thank ye fo' writin' again.
Geneviere, readin' be me favorite thing to do! I am surrounded by many wond'rful books in the library.
Don't forget to check in with the librarian in the children's room each week to record ye books, and receive a raffle ticket. I enjoy seein' all of ye photos in me 'ouse. Have a good rest of the week ev'ryone, 'n keep readin!
- 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 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'.