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 18 November 2014
Good morn' ev'ryone! I hope ye are well and keepin' warm.
Cheers! Madison. Thank ye fo' writin'.
Cheers! Dani. Loved ye little pictur's.
Elise, I use a wee bit o' magic to get through me doors. I love workin' with wood so me tool box is always out, ready to use.
'ello Becky. Yes, I love the snow but I must be careful of the really deep snowbanks. Bein' only three 'n a half inches tall I could get lost in 'em!
Delanie, thank ye fo' ye sweet note. I hope ye will write again.
- Published on 31 October 2014
Happy Halloween ev'ryone! I hope ye all have a fun and safe time trick o' treatin' tonight.
One o' me friends asked if I played games. Yes! Som'times I ride the robot arm on the MediaBank but me librarian friends doesn't like it when I do that. I also like to move things around the the Children's reference desk!
Cheers! Emily. Thank ye fo' leavin' me a note.
'ello Adrian. 'Twas grand to hear from ye.
'ello Kaitlyn. I had a fake cat in me 'ouse but he may be hidin' now.
Have fun tonight, but don't eat all ye candy at once!
- Published on 12 November 2014
Top o' the morn', fri'nds! Thank ye fo' leavin' so many nice lett'rs in me mail slot.
Lincoln, 'tis leprechaun law that only our elders get the choice to show thems'lves to humans. We young'ns are invisible to humans.
Melina, thank ye fo' the Thanksgiving wishes. Happy Thanksgiving to ye, too!
Audrey, congratulations on gettin' ye very first library card! I know ye will enjoy pickin' out books 'n takin' 'em home. Take care of ye card 'n ye will have it fo' a very long time.
Cheers! Mai Mai. Thank ye fo' writin'.
Lily, 'twas so nice to hear from ye again!
Zac, thank ye fo' ye very kind words.
Anna, I be very happy. Thank ye!
Kamry, I don't think I can get a grizzly bear fo' me 'ouse.
Cheers! Michel. Thank ye fo' writin'.
- Published on 22 October 2014
'ello me fri'nds. I hope ye are all well. The weather has been cold 'n rainy as of late 'n it reminds me of me homeland.
Emily, I am sorry but I cannot make ye a purple dog.
Arie, yes the ghost in me 'ouse is made of cloth.
Shayleigh, I do not know if I can find a fake giraffe fo' me 'ouse.
'ello Katie. Happy Halloween to ye too!
Mary, I be 135 years old. I do not play an instrument, but I love listening to my librarian fri'nd Ms. Sharp play her guitar and flute.
Have a grand week ev'ryone!