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When you think of Saint Patrick’s Day, what do you think of? Maybe you think of the color green, or shamrocks or tricky leprechauns with pots of gold. All of these are common images and symbols related to Saint Patrick’s Day.

You might also know that we celebrate this day every March 17. This is the day Saint Patrick died, in or around the year 460! Isn’t it interesting to think that this day is still marked on our calendars over a thousand years later?

If you live in Dublin, you might associate this day with the huge festival that takes place right outside the library and City Hall. This weekend (March 12 and 13) there will be a parade down Dublin Boulevard and all sorts of things to look at in our parking lot, including carnival games, a live entertainment stage, and delicious Irish food. Take a look at the City of Dublin website to see what this weekend has to offer:

Here are some books related to Saint Patrick’s Day and Irish folklore. We hope you learn something new! Click on the images above and below to check availability.


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St. Patrick’s Day

By Anne Rockwell

(PICTURE BOOK) Mrs. Madoff’s students celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making class presentations about the history of the holiday and Irish traditions.


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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Dragon

By Margaret Hillert

(EARLY READER) A boy and his pet dragon celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by finding things that are green.


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Mary McLean and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By Steven Kroll

(MOVING UP) In order to march with Mr. Finnegan in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mary must find a perfect shamrock in Manhattan in the middle of winter.




Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

By Tomie dePaola

(NON-FICTION) Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.