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.
03 Dec 2021

New Mobile Library Trucks Hit the Road for Cork Readers

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service has added three new mobile libraries to its fleet serving book lovers across the county. The state-of-the-art trucks are replacing older vehicles in North, East and South Cork thanks to a €592,000 investment from the Council and will follow the replacement of the Mobile Library truck serving West Cork in 2017.
19 Oct 2021

County Cork Libraries Encourage Readers with Dementia to ‘Come Sit Awhile’

Cork County Council Library and Arts Service has released a collection of short stories, poems and recipes that can be read by, or read to, a person with dementia. The book, called ‘Come Sit Awhile’, hopes to support reminiscing. It includes articles from Ireland’s Own, works by local historians and family recipes from a well-known Irish chef.
29 Sep 2021

Design A Library Card for the New Bandon Library

To celebrate the forthcoming opening of the new Bandon Library later this year, Cork County Council Library & Arts Service are inviting members of the public to design a library card on the theme of ‘Bandon: My Town, My Library’.
13 Aug 2021

Cork’s One County, One Book for Teens and Young Adults

Cork County Council Library and Arts Service has announced the inaugural ‘One County, One Book 2021’ read for teens and young Adults. The chosen book is All Our Hidden Gifts by Cork born author, Caroline O’Donoghue. 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.
27 Jul 2021

Kinsale Town set to welcome new multi-million euro library

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan, and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, jointly marked the official commencement of works on Kinsale’s new state of the art library facility. The event, which took place in Kinsale on Sunday 25th July, marks the commencement of extensive refurbishment works which will see the town centre heritage building being re-purposed as a new library.
27 May 2021

Little Library Book Bags for Young Readers

Cork County Council Library and Arts Service is delighted to announce the roll-out of the ‘First 5 Little Library Initiative’ in Cork County. The project aims to support the development of little libraries in early learning and care settings and encourage a love of books and reading among our youngest children.