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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.

Plans in the pipeline for a new city library

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Plans are being put in motion to find a site for a new state of the art library in Galway city. Speaking at this week's local authority meeting, council CEO Brendan McGrath outlined the cost of renting library space in the city was a substantial €395,000 per annum. He spoke of his desire to build a modern new premises within the next few years.

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.

 

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