Fines removed from all Cork County Council libraries from January 1st

With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st 2019, County Cork residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library. From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be collected. Any library user who has overdue items can return them now, confident that there will be no fines to pay, and their memberships can be reactivated on the spot so they can begin using their local library straight away again.

Youghal Library Open Day

Every year the Library Association of Ireland holds a National Library Ireland Week to promote and celebrate the work of public libraries nationwide, which this year runs from November 26th-December 2nd. The theme for this year is "Librarians Transforming Lives".

Youghal Library provides a great community facility and is used by groups such as Youghal Lace Group, Knitting Group, Creative Writing Group, Childrens Book Club, Youghal Community Development Group, Youghal Youthreach and Youghal Tourism.

Celtic Stickmakers

Celtic Stickmakers are exhibiting in LHQ Gallery, Library HQ, until Friday 26th October

They are welcoming groups and individuals to talk through the process of

Stickmaking as a craft. There will be two members of Celtic stickmakers present

Making their mark – Women’s Road to Franchise - Exhibition

Making their mark – Women’s Road to Franchise, an exhibition by Cork County Library

As part of Cork County Library’s Heritage Week and Creative Ireland programme Cork County Library’s Local History Dept launched an exhibition, Making their mark – Women’s Road to Franchise at the Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. The exhibition was launched by the County Mayor, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy and keynote talk was given by Dr. Sandra McAvoy; formerly of UCC, coordinator of the MA in Women’s Studies.