Margaret Aylward Community College
The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9, DO9RHN3
Tel. 018375712 / 018367778 Fax: 018377718

Digital Library

Click here for all the news on Science Week 2021

Our Digital Library Link



September was Roald Dahl month in the library, where we read extracts from various books, came up with Dahl characters and Dahl creations in our creative contest and celebrated his birthday/International Chocolate Day. One sunny lunchtime, we sat outside the library where librarian and Mr. Conway read from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and supplied scrumdiddlyumptious chocolates and treats to all!

The winners of the Dahl contest were: Gina & Riham, 3rd year

Niamh & Katie, 2nd year

Alli & Laureena, 1st year

They each win a box of chocolates and a Golden Ticket which enters them into a raffle at the end of the year for a special prize.  Well done to all!

We also began a project with scientist, engineer, writer and performer Dr. Niamh Shaw. The TY class are working in the library, with Niamh and Mr. Conway on a multimedia project for Science Week in November. Students will create a number of shows to be broadcast on social media #ScienceWeekLive

6LCA and 6LC students are using library resources and being helped in their research for the Contemporary Issues module and the History RSR project.

Coming up next we have the STAR tests being rolled out to all 2nd and 3rd year students. These online reading tests are conducted now and in May, to help staff monitor reading progress in the Accelerated Reader programme. 1st years will be tested after the midterm break.

We are happy to welcome arts and educational experiences back to the library this year, following all Covid safety protocols. Keep an eye out for news on ‘The Big Dig’, a mobile planetarium, a book project and Inktober!

As always, you can click on the Virtual Macc Library on our website to find photos and info of all activities!

Check out your link to the Dahl Word Contest below

Dahl Word Contest



JCSP Digital Library

All students and staff have access to the JCSP digital library Sora. It’s completely free and gives 24 hour access to reading! Thousands of ebooks and audiobooks are available on virtually any device or phone. Simply install the Sora app or go to

Click ‘My School is JCSP Library Project Digital Library’ and login.

Please see Sarah if you have forgotten your ID number or password.