World Book Day 2018

Thursday the 1st of March is World Book Day 2018.

Here at the Learning Lab we’re very excited to share this annual celebration off all things books and reading with our customers.

World Book Day tokens will be distributed in schools across the country and can be used to claim a free book from a selection specially chosen for World Book Day, or to get €1.50 off any full price book worth €3.99 or more, until the 25th of March.

Celebrate stories. Love reading.




School Spelling Dictionary Now Available

Created by award-winning publishers Barrington-Stoke, who make fantastic books for dyslexic readers, comes a dictionary designed for struggling spellers.

To use this Spelling dictionary the child simply looks up the word based on how they might phonetically spell it.
Finding the word in black means they’ve spelled the word right (and is a great confidence booster), but finding it in red (meaning they were incorrect) isn’t a bad thing. They will see the correct spelling right next to it, and the act of looking it up can often help the correct spelling to stay in their head.

This isn’t win or lose, it’s win or learn!


The Learning Lab @ Castletown Market

The Learning Lab in Celbridge will be making an appearance at Castletown Christmas Market this Sunday 17th December. The market will be open from 11-5 and we will be showcasing a range of our toys and puzzles.

It is a great day out for the family with plenty of food options. The Red Embers theatre will be doing a reading from Dickens A Christmas Carol at 12noon in the Hunting room. This is free admission on a first come basis.
St. Mary`s Gospel Choir from Leixlip will also be singing from 2pm in the marquee.

We will be situated in the stables part of the market and we hope to see you there.


Christmas Opening Hours for Celbridge

Below are the opening hours for our Celbridge store during the busy festive period. We are closed between Christmas & the New Year as we digest our Christmas pudding 🙂 We are open this Sunday and the following Sunday which is Christmas Eve. Only 12 sleeps to go!!!

Thursday 14th December                             9:30-18:00

Friday 15th December                                  9:30-18:00

Saturday 16th December                             9:30-17:30

Sunday 17th December                                12:00-17:00

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd                        9:30-18:00

Saturday 23rd December                            9:30-17:30

Sunday 24th December                               10:00-15:00

Monday 25th-Monday 1st                          Closed

Tuesday 2nd January                                  9:30-18:00

Gringer The Whinger Visits Celbridge

Jane Landy, the author of Gringer the Whinger joined us in Celbridge on Saturday to talk to us about her fabulous new book.

Jane told us about the origin of Gringer and how he used to appear when her own kids were whinging.

She showed us early drawings from the illustrator Sheena Dempsey and told us how this idea came to fruition.

she provided brilliant information of how to go about getting a book published.

The children even had a chance to draw a dragon of their own.

We were delighted to see her there and the children were fascinated with what she had to say.

The book can be bought on our website by clicking here.