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‘Public libraries are changing’

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Working out of Library Headquarters in Island House, Galway county librarian Peter Rabbitt oversees a service that comprises 29 libraries across the city, county, and islands, one which has a membership of some 40,000 regular users. The City Library in Hynes Building alone issues some 90,000 books each year, while the total for the county is some 600,000.

Summer Reading Adventure could promote children's wellbeing

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With the school holidays in full swing, lots of mums and dads will be thinking about how to keep their children engaged with all of that extra free time on their hands.

Councillors criticise ‘illogical’ rent payments for library buildings

City councillors have called for the council to examine the possibility of acquiring permanent buildings to house library services instead of the “illogical” practice of paying rent of nearly €350,000 a year.

Reach for the stars with the libraries

Right across County Westmeath, children are reading this summer in response to the Westmeath County Libraries summer reading initiative, Reach for the Stars. County librarian Paula O’Dornan has revealed that the seven branch libraries are all on course to reach their targets.

New pathways to learning in Westmeath libraries

A new relationship between Midlands libraries will give students, researchers, and readers unprecedented access to archives, third-level resources, medical, and archive collections.

Nolan hits out at cut in library funding

Cllr Nuala Nolan has hit out this week at plans to cut the funding for new books for Galway’s libraries by €150,000, despite an increase in the number of people now availing of library services.

Junior sailing courses at Rosmoney

Junior sailing courses will take place during July and August at Rosmoney. This year, Mayo Sailing Club is running the following courses: Start sailing, basic skills, improving skills, advanced boat handling and kites and wires and possibly some other advanced modules depending on demand and instructor availability. A brief outline of the various modules is given below. Noelle Doran will also be running some instructor training courses in the club, with the dinghy instructor course from June 18 to 22 next up.

Westmeath libraries launch eAudiobook

As part of Library Ireland Week 2011, Westmeath County Library Service are pleased to announce the launch of their new eAudiobook Service, Clipper DL.

Mayo County Library launches draft development plan

The members of the cultural, education, and heritage SPC of Mayo County Council gave the go ahead this week for the Draft Development Plan for Mayo County Library to go to public consultation.

We can all own a piece of the song

IN THIS era of downloading and Youtube, the means of production have transferred from the record companies to ordinary people, raising questions over the relevance of copyright.


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