The awards ceremony for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards took place in Dublin on Thursday 23rd of November. Kildare Library Services were shortlisted in the Best Library Service Category for the Support to Secondary Schools Programme. The workshops cover a broad range of topics, supporting the curriculum, as well as career an personal development for students in secondary schools. Naas, Kildare, Leixlip and Celbridge libraries will coordinate the delivery of workshops to schools in their areas. Tailored workshops are being provided on Shakespeare, History and Art History, Studio Recording, Creative Writing and Irish. Interactive sessions will enhance engagement with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) through novel topics such as Forensics, Robotics, and STEAM Career Tasters. In 2018, Athy library will become a new hub for this service.