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Summer Star Readers - Congratulations! (18/09/2018)

Congratulations to all our amazing readers who took part in the county wide Sligo Library Summer Star Reading Challenge.

Chair Yoga - Tubbercurry Library (13/09/2018)

Join Louise Waters at Tubbercurry Library for Chair Yoga.

Free Digital Skills Classes on how to get online (14/08/2018)

Free Digital Skills Classes on how to get online

Constance Markievicz Exhibition (10/08/2018)

Join us at Sligo Museum as we celebrate the life of Constance Markievicz, Revolutionary and Feminist. This beautiful exhibition runs from the 31st of July until the 30th of September, 2018.

Dictionary of Irish Biography (09/08/2018)

You can access the Dictionary of Irish Biography for free at any Sligo Library branch

Free Wifi Hotspot (20/07/2018)

Sligo Library is a Free Wifi Hotspot

e-books and e-audio (06/06/2018)

Did you know you can download and enjoy 1000's of titles from our e-books and e-audio service

Summer Events 2018 (09/07/2018)

Summer Fun at Sligo Library across the county.

Summer Stars Reading Adventure (28/06/2018)

Sligo Library Service is excited to launch the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all library branches during the summer (July and August).

Bliain na Gaeilge Art Competition Winner (02/07/2018)

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady along with Síomha Ní Ruairc of Bliain na Gaeilge presented Rachel Ní Gallachair of Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré with a €1,000 award for the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge art competition, in a presentation ceremony at Sligo Central Library.

Europe Day Schools Debate 2018 (10/05/2018)

Sligo Grammar School and Mercy College Sligo once again battled it out in the finals of the Europe Day debate held in the Sligo County Council Chamber on the 9th May 2018.

Sligo Museum Summer Opening Times (23/04/2018)

Sligo Museum is pleased to announce our Summer Opening Times. From Tuesday, May 1st until Saturday September 29th 2018.

Authors Reading - 14th May (10/05/2018)

Come along to Sligo Central Library on Monday 14th May at 6.30pm to hear Gerry Boland read from his new Book of Short Stories The Far Side of Happiness and Jessamine O’Connor from her new book of poetry Pact.

Spring into Storytime this April (06/04/2018)

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.

Review Library Account Details (28/03/2018)

From the 1st of April Sligo County Library will no longer be sending the second manual text message informing Patrons/Members of requested items available for pick up in Sligo County Libraries.

eServices and Online Learning at Sligo Library (11/01/2018)

Use Your Library Card to Access Free Online Services

Avoid Library Fines in 2018 (10/01/2018)

Five easy steps to help you avoid Library fines

Meal Planning Masterclass (23/03/2018)

Meal Planning Masterclass will take place in Tubbercurry Community Library on Friday 23rd March at 1pm

Healthy Ireland census 5th - 11th March (23/02/2018)

Healthy Ireland at your Library is an exciting new service which has developed from the Healthy Ireland initiative.

Healthy Ireland at Your Library (14/02/2018)

Healthy Ireland at Your Library brought Yoga teacher Louise Waters to Sligo Central Library on Monday 12th January 2018.

The Word Launched in Sligo Central Library (14/02/2018)

Writers, literary enthusiasts and musicians braved the elements on Wednesday 31st January 2018 to attend the launch of The Word, a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the new BA in Writing and Literature at IT Sligo.

Sligo Culture and Creativity Strategy (08/01/2018)

A five-year Sligo Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 is currently being prepared as part of Sligo County Council's implementation of Creative Ireland, the Government's Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 which places creativity at the centre of public policy

Library Card Honours Sligo Historian (04/01/2018)

A new special commemorative library card to Sligo historian Colonel William Gregory Wood-Martin was launched at the library just before Christmas.

Healthy Ireland at Your Library (04/01/2018)

Ballymote Community Library hosted their first Healthy Ireland at Your Library event on Thursday 14th December 2017.

End of Autumn Notes (15/12/2017)

Autumn Notes, a Music Literacy programme for children and their parents ended in Sligo Central Library on Thursday 7th December 2017.

2017 National Soapbox Final (09/11/2017)

The 2017 National Soapbox competition final was held in the Royal Kilmainham hospital, Dublin on Tuesday 7th November.

RBdigital Replaces Zinio (23/10/2017)

RBdigital app and website replaces Zinio for Libraries eMagazines

Mango Languages - Updated (12/10/2017)

The Mango team has been hard at work on an update to your most-loved language-learning resource.

Official Launch of the CBI (12/10/2017)

The Official Launch of the CBI (Children’s Books Ireland) took place recently in Sligo Central Library.

Sligo SoapBox Debate (06/10/2017)

The Sligo Soapbox event taking place on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 6.30pm in Sligo Central Library

Notification of Works - Stephen Street (04/10/2017)

Irish Water, working partnership with Sligo County Council, will be carrying out a major main rehabilitation project on Stephen Street from Monday 17th October.

Enniscrone New Opening Hours (29/09/2017)

From Wednesday 11th October, there will be new Opening Hours for Enniscrone Branch Library.

Upcoming Events (26/09/2017)

Upcoming Events in Sligo Libraries

Clubs and Groups at the Library (26/09/2017)

Clubs and Groups at the Library - Ballymote and Tubbercurry Library

Computer Courses (26/09/2017)

Basic Computer Courses in Ballymote Library and Tubbercurry Library

Storytime in the Library (26/09/2017)

Storytime in Ballymote Library and Tubbercurry Library!

Autumn Notes (22/09/2017)

Music Generation & Sligo County Council Library Service presents: Autumn Notes A Weekly Music Literacy Class For Parents and children Age 9+

Illuminations - Literary Open Mic (26/07/2017)

Illuminations is proud to present a very special evening in the wonderful setting of Sligo Central Library as part of Tread Softly on Thursday 27th July 2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lecture by David O’Grady in Sligo Central Library (25/07/2017)

Yeats and Zen and a Horseman Passing By Epitaph Lecture by David O’Grady in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 7:00 pm

Magical Stories - Sligo Central Library (20/07/2017)

Magical Stories by W.B. Yeats and others told by Amabel Clarke in Sligo Central Library Thursday 20th July 3-4pm.

All Sligo Public Libraries Open: Reverting to 21 Day Issue (29/06/2017)

Sligo County Library will revert to a loan period of 21 days i.e. all items will have a loan period of 3 weeks.

Sligo Central Library (22/06/2017)

Sligo County Council is pleased to announce the resumption of normal opening hours in Sligo Central Library from Tuesday, 27th June.

Author Reading - Ballymote Library (16/06/2017)

Author reading at Ballymote Community Library, Friday 23rd June at 3pm.

Blue Flag Colouring Competition (13/06/2017)

To celebrate 30 years of the international Blue Flag Programme Sligo County Council is holding a Colouring Competition for young people

My Open Library Service (02/06/2017)

We are to delighted to announce that the My Open Library service is open in Tubbercurry Library, as of June 1st, 2017.

Opening Times for Libraries in Co Sligo (23/05/2017)

Tubbercurry Community Library and Ballymote Community Library will return to full time opening hours from Tuesday April 4th 2017

Treaties of Rome Exhibition (18/05/2017)

The print version of this exhibition will be displayed in Ballymote Community Library from Friday May 19th until Tuesday 6th June 2017

Pregnancy & Family Wellness Day (11/05/2017)

Sligo Central Library are pleased to be part of the Pregnancy & Wellness Day in The Glasshouse on Sunday 21st May from 11am to 4pm.

Art Deco Exhibition Connects Tubbercurry to Brussels (11/05/2017)

Tubbercurry Library welcomes ‘Art Deco Expo’- the third exhibition to come to Ireland from the Paul Hankar Institute of Brussels under the auspices of the Irish in Europe Association Cultural Exchange programme.

Reader's Voice - Ballymote Library (12/04/2017)

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 - April 17th (10/04/2017)

Cruinniú na Cásca - a day for culture and creativity will take place on Easter Monday, April 17th 2017.

New Library System - Online Resources (10/03/2017)

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.

New Library System - Support page (10/03/2017)

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.

National Play Day Art Competition Awards (10/03/2017)

Congratulations to the recent winners of the National Play Day Art Competition at Sligo Central Library.

End of Postal Notification (15/03/2017)

County Librarian announces the end of postal notification of patron requested items.

Enniscrone Library reopens - 8th March (03/03/2017)

Enniscrone Branch Library will reopen on Wednesday 8th March.

New Library System - Renewal Issue (02/03/2017)

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 in Sligo Library (21/02/2017)

Children’s Storytelling by Happily Ever After on Thursday 23rd February in Sligo Central Library.

European Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (25/01/2017)

There will be a pesentation by Dr. Caroline Tansey and Dr. Fiona Ginty in Sligo Library on Tuesday 31st January at 11am

Digital Access to Top Magazines (06/01/2017)

BBC Good Food magazine is just one of 295 top magazine titles available online to Library users with Zinio for Libraries

Mobile Library Latest Schedule (06/01/2017)

Check out detail of the latest schedule for the Mobile Library service.

Learn Your Consumer Rights (22/11/2016)

Find out about your consumer rights at Sligo Library, free talk, by The European Consumer Centre Ireland

The Great War Roadshow (10/11/2016)

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

Science Festival 2016 - Library Events (08/11/2016)

It Sligo, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, are bringing some Sligo Science Festival 2016 events to a Library near you

Europe Direct Soapbox Competition Winners (12/10/2016)

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.

Europe Direct - Soapbox Competition (04/10/2016)

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 - Language Day Event (23/09/2016)

Europe Direct Sligo is organising an event to celebrate Language Day in the Yeats Building on 23rd September at 8pm

Culture Night Ballymote Library (01/09/2016)

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.

Summer Stars at Tubbercurry Library (29/08/2016)

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.

‘Summer Stars’ Shine in the Showgrounds (26/07/2016)

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.

Live Music at Ballymote Library (14/07/2016)

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 (05/07/2016)

Summer Events for Children at Sligo Central Library

Become a ‘Summer Star’ at your local Library (05/07/2016)

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.

National Playday 2016 (30/06/2016)

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.

Recreation Week 2016 (30/06/2016)

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 Celebrations! (22/06/2016)

Young Environmentalist Group’s big All Ireland Win on Thursday week the 30th of June at 8pm

Children’s Book Launch in Sligo Central Library (20/06/2016)

Sligo Author Lionel Gallagher has just published his third children’s book “Jumbo Joins a Gang”, completing his trilogy of Jumbo the elephant stories.

National Playday Colouring Competition (17/06/2016)

This year’s theme of the annual Playday Colouring Competition is ‘Remembering 1916’.

Summer Story Time at Sligo Library (14/06/2016)

Summer Story Time at Sligo Library over the next 6 weeks starting Thursday 16th June at 11.30am

Online Courses & Magazines/Journals (29/03/2016)

Sligo County Libraries are pleased to announce an enhanced range of services

Rambling House at Ballymote Library (23/03/2016)

8pm Thursday the 31st of March, the Rambling House at Ballymote Community Library!

Paths to Freedom (09/02/2016)

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

Art and Poetry Launch (08/02/2016)

On Friday 12th of February at 3pm a dual Poetry and Exhibition launch with Jessamine O’Connor and Gavin Porter in Ballymote Community Library

Sligo 2016 Centenary Events (04/02/2016)

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.

Embrace what you Love (21/01/2016)

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

Temporary Closure (14/01/2016)

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 2016-2020 Development Plan (09/11/2015)

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.

National Play Day Competition Awards (02/11/2015)

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.

“Saturday Stitchers” (05/10/2015)

Ballymote Community Library’s “Saturday Stitchers” Join in “The Innocent Big Knit”

Culture Night Ballymote Library (01/10/2015)

Culture Night at Ballymote Community Library was a wonderful night with a little something for everyone

On The Boiler (17/09/2015)

This event forms part of Sligo County Council’s Yeats 2015 Celebrations.

Preserving Family Photos and Documents (10/09/2015)

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.

Culture Night Event (10/09/2015)

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.

Summer Reading Adventure (10/09/2015)

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

Yeats on the Go - Readings (05/08/2015)

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

Yeats 2015 Art Exhibition - Ballymote (05/08/2015)

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 (30/06/2015)

Summer Events Week 2015 in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo

Summer Reading Buzz (30/06/2015)

Sligo Central Librarys Summer Reading Challenge!

National Playday Colouring Competition (17/06/2015)

National Playday Colouring Competition 2015

Temporary Closure Central Library (05/06/2015)

Sligo County Council regrets to advise that Sligo Central Library will be closed from Tuesday August 11th to Saturday August 29th 2015 inclusive.

Ireland 2016 : Grant Scheme (19/05/2015)

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 (07/01/2015)

Online Services at Sligo Libraries

Mobile Library Latest Schedule (06/01/2015)

Check out detail of the latest schedule for the Mobile Library service.

Open Libraries Update (17/12/2014)

Tubbercurry Library increases its opening hours with pilot scheme.

Downloadable e-books (17/11/2014)

E-books available to download from Sligo Libraries

One Click Digital online Audiobooks (08/04/2014)

Sligo Libraries promote their online Audiobook collection

Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 - 2017 (06/03/2014)

Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017.

Library Press Display (08/01/2014)

Read your local and national newspaper online!

Man Booker winner announced! (18/10/2013)

Man Booker Prize 2013 winner announced!

Paths to Commemoration lecture (11/09/2013)

News on the latest lecture in this series.

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge (20/08/2013)

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge at Sligo Central Library.

Yeats Day 2013 a great success! (14/06/2013)

Sligo's second annual Yeats day great success!

2013 Women’s Prize - A.M Holmes wins! (06/06/2013)

American author A.M. Homes has won the 2013 Women’s Prize.

CBI Book of the Year Awards (05/06/2013)

Ballymote bookclub revel in their role as book critics!
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