Tubbercurry Community Library and Ballymote Community Library will return to full time opening hours from Tuesday April 4th 2017
Spring into Storytime is a national story time initiative in public libraries which is running during the month of April. It celebrates the importance of families reading together and sharing stories.
On April 20th Anne Enright, the current Laureate for Irish Fiction, will be in discussion with Claire Kilroy in Ballymote Community Library at 7pm.
Cruinniú na Cásca - a day for culture and creativity will take place on Easter Monday, April 17th 2017.
Access to Sligo County Libraries online resources used to be with your library membership number and surname for some services but with Sierra, the new Library Management System, you need your Library membership number (underneath the barcode at the back of your library membership card) and Pin number to access some services. Your Pin number is given to you when you join the library but if you have forgotten it you can have a new one created. Please ask on your next visit to the library.
Libraries Ireland have created a support page for the general public to ask questions and look for help regarding Sierra, the new Library Management System.
Congratulations to the recent winners of the National Play Day Art Competition at Sligo Central Library.
County Librarian announces the end of postal notification of patron requested items.
Enniscrone Branch Library will reopen on Wednesday 8th March.
Sligo County Library are delighted to announce that it’s new Library Management System has gone live. All appears to be working well however, one issue that may affect Patrons wishing to renew items is that individual isolated items may not renew, due to invalid data, when the records were being transferred to Sierra. This does mean that the item will not renew and you need to bring it to the library to have it renewed. This affects a small number of items in particular areas and should not cause a problem in general for Patrons wishing to renew.
Children’s Storytelling by Happily Ever After on Thursday 23rd February in Sligo Central Library.
There will be a pesentation by Dr. Caroline Tansey and Dr. Fiona Ginty in Sligo Library on Tuesday 31st January at 11am
BBC Good Food magazine is just one of 295 top magazine titles available online to Library users with Zinio for Libraries
Check out detail of the latest schedule for the Mobile Library service.
Find out about your consumer rights at Sligo Library, free talk, by The European Consumer Centre Ireland
The Great War Roadshow - an evening of stories and songs honouring the Battle of The Somme will take place this Friday evening, November 11th at 7.30pm in Lissadell Church
It Sligo, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, are bringing some Sligo Science Festival 2016 events to a Library near you
Congratulation to Jude Perry from Sligo Grammar School who won first prize in the 18's and under in the Soapbox competition “the EU United in Diversity” and Robert McDaid from the Sligo Toastmasters Club, who competed in the 19's and over.
The Europe Direct Centre in Sligo Library is hosting a Soapbox Competition in Sligo Central Library on Friday October 7th at 7pm.
Europe Direct Sligo is organising an event to celebrate Language Day in the Yeats Building on 23rd September at 8pm
Join us at 8pm on the 16th of September for live music, poetry, puppetry, paintings, sculpture, carvings and even some Viking Pottery! This cornucopia of cultural treats is brought to us by the award winning, local, multitalented creative ensemble, the Hermit Collective.
The Summer Stars reading programme was run in public libraries throughout the country this summer. The programme was open to all children and there was a very encouraging response.
Over 800 children throughout the county who have registered with Sligo Library Service for the ‘Summer Stars’ Reading Programme. This year’s programme has proven to be hugely successful and children are really enjoying the whole experience.
Selected photographs from the exhibit So Many Years with the Blues, by photograher James Fraher (Chicago) will be featured at the Ballymote Library during July.
Summer Events for Children at Sligo Central Library
To support children’s reading this summer, all the public libraries in County Sligo are running the ‘Summer Stars’ reading programme for children up to the middle of August.
The aim of National Play Day is to help increase awareness of the importance of play. Events are aimed at young people up to 12 years.
The aim of National Recreation Week is to highlight the importance of recreation for young people. Events are aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years.
Young Environmentalist Group’s big All Ireland Win on Thursday week the 30th of June at 8pm
Sligo Author Lionel Gallagher has just published his third children’s book “Jumbo Joins a Gang”, completing his trilogy of Jumbo the elephant stories.
This year’s theme of the annual Playday Colouring Competition is ‘Remembering 1916’.
Summer Story Time at Sligo Library over the next 6 weeks starting Thursday 16th June at 11.30am
Sligo County Libraries are pleased to announce an enhanced range of services
8pm Thursday the 31st of March, the Rambling House at Ballymote Community Library!
Paths To Freedom: A series of lectures on the history of Ireland in 1916 to be held on Monday 22nd February in Tubbercurry Community Library and Sligo Central Library
On Friday 12th of February at 3pm a dual Poetry and Exhibition launch with Jessamine O’Connor and Gavin Porter in Ballymote Community Library
The programme for Sligo Centenary 2016 sets out an impressive list of events that will take place throughout Sligo over the course of the year to commemorate the Easter Rising and the men and women who took part in it.
Ballymote Community Library: On Friday the 29th of January at 3pm the artist Wayne O’Connor will be giving a free tour of his beautiful exhibition “Embrace what you Love”, sharing about his techniques and process
Sligo County Library regrets to advise that Sligo Local Studies and Reference Library will be closed from Tuesday 19th January to Monday 15th February 2016.
Sligo County Library invites you to contribute your views on the work of the service. We are seeking your views on the service today and your views on how you would like to see it develop.
We were very happy to have Leas-Cathaoirleach Paul Taylor along last week to present book token prizes to our talented Ballymote Community Library winners of the National Playday Colouring Competition.
Ballymote Community Library’s “Saturday Stitchers” Join in “The Innocent Big Knit”
Culture Night at Ballymote Community Library was a wonderful night with a little something for everyone
This event forms part of Sligo County Council’s Yeats 2015 Celebrations.
Martin Morris, Archivist with Sligo County Council, will give a talk on how to preserve photographs, letters and other family papers. He will offer practical advice on what steps can be taken to preserve family documents.
We would like to warmly invite you to our Culture Night event at Ballymote Community Library next Friday week the 18th of September from 8pm.
On Saturday the 5th we were delighted to host a huge crowd at Ballymote Community Library to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Adventure
On Thursday, an opportunity to engage with the writings of W.B. Yeats shall arise once more as part of the Yeats 2015. Entitled "Yeats on the Go" a selection of readings will be performed for travellers at the Sligo Bus Eireann Station
This Yeats themed collection is entitled Gods and Fighting Men and can be seen in Ballymote Community Library for the next month.
Summer Events Week 2015 in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo
Sligo Central Librarys Summer Reading Challenge!
National Playday Colouring Competition 2015
Sligo County Council regrets to advise that Sligo Central Library will be closed from Tuesday August 11th to Saturday August 29th 2015 inclusive.
Community funding is now available for local groups registered with Sligo County Council’s Public Participation Network (PPN) and local cultural and sporting institutions throughout County Sligo to play their part by developing an event/project to celebrate the centenary
Online Services at Sligo Libraries
Check out detail of the latest schedule for the Mobile Library service.
Tubbercurry Library increases its opening hours with pilot scheme.
E-books available to download from Sligo Libraries
Sligo Libraries promote their online Audiobook collection
Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017.
Read your local and national newspaper online!
Man Booker Prize 2013 winner announced!
News on the latest lecture in this series.
Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge at Sligo Central Library.
Sligo's second annual Yeats day great success!
American author A.M. Homes has won the 2013 Women’s Prize.
Ballymote bookclub revel in their role as book critics!