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Westmeath libraries introduce new call and collect service

Both Athlone and Moate libraries have introduced a new ‘Call and Collect’ service in line with the Government’s roadmap to reopen the country. Library buildings will remain closed to public access during this initial phase.

Upsurge in e-use of libraries says Canney

The physical closure of libraries to the public has led to an upsurge in the use of e-books and audiobooks, that is according to Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney.

Sensory funding of local libraries welcomed by Naughton

Government funding of almost €30,000 has been approved for facilities in local public libraries for the benefit of individuals with sensory impairments, special educational needs, other learning differences, and those on the autism spectrum.

Summer Stars reading programme returns to local library setting

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With the summer holidays now upon us, it means the return of the Summer Stars Programme to both Athlone and Moate libraries.

City council supports staffless libraries on trial basis

The Galway City Council has recommended the introduction of the new ‘Open Library’ system on a trial basis in the city’s libraries.

Public meeting on controversial ‘staffless libraries’ scheme

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Ballinasloe and Oranmore libraries will be the first in Galway to operate pilot projects for the controversial new ‘staffless libraries’ scheme, which sees libraries open on a ‘self-service’ basis after hours.

Galway libraries to close for computer upgrade

Libraries across Galway will close this Thursday evening, in order to facilitate the installation of a new national computer system.

A fine new year’s gift from your library

Have you got some library books lurking under your bed? Does your heart sink when you think of fines on overdue books?

‘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.

 

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