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30 Nov 2022

Fermoy Library Launches ‘My Open Library’ Out of Hours Service

Fermoy Library has launched a new addition to its service that will enable borrowers to access the library outside of the usual hours of operation.  ‘My Open Library’ offers extended opening hours to library members on a self-service basis outside of normal opening hours, seven days per week, from 8:00am to 10:00pm, 365 days per year. 

Libraries
23 Nov 2022

C Pens Available to Borrow at Cork County Libraries

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service has announced that C-Pens are now available to borrow from any of their branch and mobile libraries. The reader pens scan text and read it aloud to assist with independent reading and are the latest offering in an inclusive range of literacy supports designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, regardless of the user’s age or digital experience.  

Libraries
21 Nov 2022

Cork’s ‘One County, One Book 2022’ Celebrated at Vertigo

Cork County Council Library and Arts Service has chosen ‘Not My Problem’ by Ciara Smyth as the ‘One County, One Book’ read for teens and young Adults for 2022. The Council’s ‘One County, One Book’ initiative is designed to promote homegrown literature, with prominent placement in its branches, and to promote literacy as part of its community outreach programmes to young people.

Libraries
26 Oct 2022

Bandon Library Launches ‘My Open Library’ Out of Hours Service

Bandon Library has launched a new addition to its service that will enable borrowers to access the library outside of the usual hours of operation.  ‘My Open Library’ offers extended opening hours to library members on a self-service basis outside of normal opening hours, seven days per week, from 8:00am to 10:00pm, 365 days per year.

Libraries
12 Oct 2022

Cork County’s Teen Literature Festival Returns

Cork County Council’s Library and ArtsService has announced the return of its Teen Literature Festival for 2022. Taking place throughout November, events include the ‘One County One Book’ programme, online book discussions and creative writing workshops.

Libraries
24 Aug 2022

CORK’S ‘ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK’ CHOSEN FOR 2022

An initiative to introduce young people in County Cork to Irish authors has returned for the second year in a row. One County, One Book is a programme by Cork County Council Library and Arts Service and is supported by Creative Ireland. The title for 2022 is ‘Not My Problem’ by Ciara Smyth.

Libraries
13 Dec 2021

Cork County Library and Arts Service Launches New Exciting Initiative

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service is now associated with the JAM Card initiative, a system that allows people with learning difficulties and communication barriers to ask for a minute of patience when they need it. Developed by the NOW Group, it is a discreet way of allowing people with any type of communication difficulty to ask for Just A Minute of patience as they go about their daily lives.