Library Service announce plans for re-opening arrangements.

Wednesday 7th of October:

We are unable to offer browsing or PC access, in accordance with current Level 3 guidelines.

 

Tuesday 1st of September, 2020

Sligo Central library will be offering public PC access from Tuesday 1st September. Please note the following;

  • Patrons wishing to use Library public PC’s must still enter the library building through the new entrance located beside Stephen street and queue in order to be directed by staff to the computer room. When patrons are finished their session they will exit the building through the traditional entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • Three Public PC’s will be available for use from Tuesdays to Saturdays:  The opening times are 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
    1. From 1.30pm to 2.30pm the PCs and workstations will be cleaned thoroughly.
    2. We would ask each member of the public to adhere to strict hygiene standards, clean hands thoroughly and wipe down their work area after use using the cleaning materials provided in the room.
    3. Masks must be worn for the full duration of your stay in the computer room.
  • Three patrons/visitors max are allowed into the computer room at any one time. You will not be allowed to bring someone with you when using your designated PC.
  • Clear signage regarding
    1. rules and regulations,
    2. printing facilities,
    3. opening times and
    4. contact tracing are displayed in the room itself.
  • There are three public PC’s available in the local studies room – they are controlled by the PC reservation system.
    1. Users have maximum 55mins duration once a day – no extensions or further visits on the same day are allowed.
    2. If you leave before 55 mins you cannot come back to use remainder of your balance.
    3. Patrons can book a time/date with staff by giving their patron ID and PIN number to confirm booking/reservation.
  • Patrons must have their library card and PIN number to hand to access available PC
  • Visitors/Guests are also allowed a guest pass of 55 mins duration. This will be provided by staff located at the main staff desk. Visitors/Guests will have to give the relevant staff member their name, address and mobile phone number for contact tracing purposes. This information will be deleted once the relevant time period has passed.
  • Printing facilities are available via the Surf Box Kiosk. Printing instructions & pricing are clearly marked at each of the PC Workstations. Library staff will not be in a position to assist patrons with printing/photocopying services. Visitors/Guests are also allowed a guest pass of 55 mins duration. This will be provided by staff located at the main staff desk. Visitors/Guests will have to give the relevant staff member their name, address and mobile phone number for contact tracing purposes. This information will be deleted once the relevant time period has passed.

Monday 10th of August, 2020

Face coverings must be worn in Sligo County Library and Museum buildings

Stay safe. Protect each other.

Wearing a face covering helps protect the spread of COVID-19

It should fit snugly and cover your nose/ chin

  • It should fit snugly and cover your face/chin
  • Avoid touching it while wearing
  • Continue to wash your hands and social distance
  • Not suitable for under 13s or those who have difficulty wearing them

 

Tuesday 8th August, 2020

SLIGO CENTRAL LIBRARY

Tuesday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Thursday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Friday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Saturday 9.30am – 4.45pm

Sligo Central Library, Current Service:

  • Nationwide catalogue: Browse and place hold online
  • Librarian assisted counter service
  • Quick-pick browsing shelf
  • Online e-services – books, magazines, courses, newspapers

The counter service will be based upon a first come first served basis with social distancing queuing system.

BALLYMOTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Wednesday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Friday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Ballymote Community Library, Current Service:

  • Nationwide catalogue: Browse and place hold online
  • Librarian assisted counter service
  • Online e-services – books, magazines, courses, newspapers
  • Online events, Summer Stars & Competitions
  • RETURNED ITEMS WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR A MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS.

The counter service will be based upon a first come first served basis with social distancing queuing system.

TUBBERCURRY COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Wednesday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Friday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Tubbercurry Community Library Current Service:

  • Nationwide catalogue: Browse and place hold online
  • Librarian assisted counter service
  • Online e-services – books, magazines, courses, newspapers
  • Online events, Summer Stars & Competitions
  • RETURNED ITEMS WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR A MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS.

The counter service will be based upon a first come first served basis with social distancing queuing system.

ENNISCRONE BRANCH LIBRARY

Wednesday 12Noon – 5.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Enniscrone Branch Library Current Service:

  • Nationwide catalogue: Browse and place hold online
  • Librarian assisted counter service
  • Online e-services – books, magazines, courses, newspapers
  • Online events, Summer Stars & Competitions
  • RETURNED ITEMS WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR A MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS.

The counter service will be based upon a first come first served basis with social distancing queuing system.

In accordance with HSE guidelines, returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours – therefore the Library service will not be in a position to recommence loans until at least the week beginning 22nd June 2020.


Sligo Libraries are due to begin offering more services to the public from Monday 8th June as outlined in Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. However, it will be some time before full library services can resume.  Preparatory work to re-establish the service has been ongoing since May 18th, with adjustments to the types and range of services being examined in the light of Covid 19 restrictions.

Gradual re-opening

In all situations, the health and safety of library users and staff will be paramount. Social distancing will be observed where library users interact with services, and all health and safety protocols will be observed.


Online services

You can continue to use your library online!

Don’t forget, you can access library services online, and these online services will continue to be available as we move through the re-opening phases. You can:

You can access online content from any of our social media platforms, storytime, auhor readings, local history significant events and more.

Further notices will be issued as we progress towards a return to services. Please keep up to date through local media sligolibrary.ie and our social media platforms. See details below.

Facebook:   

Twitter: @sligolib – https://twitter.com/sligolib

Instagram: @sligolibrary – https://www.instagram.com/sligolibrary/

Website: www.sligolibrary.ie

 

 

Cruinniú na nÓg : A festival of ONLINE creativity for children and young people with Sligo Library

Cruinniú na nÓg at Sligo Library is moving online!

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg with some special guests, interactive events, plus opportunities for you to get involved and win some prizes.

Click here for more details on Cruinniú na nÓg nationwide

Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  (5th May 2020) announced details of Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people under the age of 18.  

Announcing Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Minister Madigan said: “Creativity and culture are powerful means through which children and young people can explore communication and collaboration, stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their innate curiosity. Creativity also helps to encourage social responsibility and personal qualities related to wellbeing such as resilience, empathy, and a capacity for connection and friendship. Over the past 2 years Cruinniú na nÓg has been a key point in the calendar for children and young people to try something creative, develop an appetite for discovery and acquire new skills – and 2020 will be no different.”

In light of the public health restrictions currently in force, the Creative Ireland Programme and its partners have developed a number of creative, cultural and engaging “calls to action” which children, young people – indeed entire families – can create in their own homes and gardens on Saturday 13th June. Highlights will include:

Céilí in the Kitchen – A collective call to action for children, young people and their families to create a Céilí in their kitchen for Cruinniú, with Áirc Damhsa, who will guide us through the Irish tradition of these communal social events that take place in houses:

Have you ever made a kite? It’s great fun and really easy. And it’s something you can do in your garden or in the park, while keeping your distance from others. In fact the whole point of kite flying is not to get too close as kite strings can get into a terrible muddle. Design & Crafts Council Ireland have joined forces with Creative Ireland to design a kite that anyone can make at home. All you need is some sticks, some newspaper, some string and a whole lot of imagination. Why not decorate in your favourite colours, or with pictures of your heroes?

On the 28th May at 3pm, a live webinar will start you on the road to making your kite. A further number of videos will guide you and your family through fun ways to make a kite.

  • Wednesday June 3 – 1st video live
  • Thursday June 4 – 2nd webinar live at 3pm
  • Monday June 8 – 2nd video live
  • Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th  – 3 & 4th Webinars live at 3pm
  • Wednesday June 10th  – 3rd  video live
  • Friday June 12 – Final video live

#CreativeIreland

In the week leading up to Cruinniu na nOg, on June 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th we will be sharing with you the most popular coding games you want to see. For now, just use #CreativeIreland on your social media or email info@whizzkids.ie with a shout out of what type of games you would like to know how to make and we’ll post the 4 most popular workshop requests. 

Sligo Central Library: The First Word of the Decade 2020!

Official Launch: Commemorating the Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India 28th June 1920

Sligo Central Library Event – Dacre Stoker reads Dracul

Sligo EDIC Soapbox: Thursday 17th of October

PAULINE BRENNAN TO TAKE UP POST OF COUNTY LIBRARIAN WITH LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL

Pauline Brennan recently left her job of Senior Executive Librarian to take a post of County Librarian with Leitrim County Council. She is pictured receiving a presentation from the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry.