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When browsing in a garden centre or on a nursery website, have you ever seen a little cup or trophy symbol attached to a plant and wondered what it meant? It’s the AGM or Award of Garden Merit, given by the Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading authority on all things horticultural, to plants that provide outstanding performance.
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.
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.
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.
With the summer holidays now upon us, it means the return of the Summer Stars Programme to both Athlone and Moate libraries.
A number of Athlone based people successfully completed the NISO Health and Safety Certificate Course in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and were awarded certification at a presentation held in the Prince of Wales Hotel.
With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1, Mayo residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library.
The Galway City Council has recommended the introduction of the new ‘Open Library’ system on a trial basis in the city’s libraries.
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.
Libraries across Galway will close this Thursday evening, in order to facilitate the installation of a new national computer system.