Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay – Writing Course

Legacies writing course with Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

A hundred years ago Ireland was engulfed in a civil war that saw families and communities bitterly divided.  Would you like to explore and write about the legacy of these events in the Sligo region?  Join an 8 week course run by author and journalist Susan McKay.  Open to experienced and inexperienced writers in all genres including poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction.

You will have the chance to work in a diverse group, learn new skills and hear from guest writers.

Saturday afternoons 2.30 til 4pm from 23rd April at Sligo Central Library.

The course is free but numbers are limited.  Apply by sending max 300 words to [email protected] on or before 14th April.

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

Limited places available please email [email protected] to register your interest.

The Writer in Residence is part of Sligo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries programme.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative

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Colmcille 1500 Digital Schools’ Folklore Animation Project

We are delighted to invite you to Celebrate the Colmcille 1500 Digital Schools Folklore Animation Project. 

Nerve Centre has been working along with Donegal Library Service and in partnerships with library authorities in Counties Meath, Sligo and Libraries NI on the Colmcille 1500 Digital Schools’ Folklore Animation Project with a total of 20 schools across the 4 counties.

Managed and delivered remotely by the Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre, 8 schools in Counties Meath and Sligo have researched the Folklore Collection and Nerve Centre’s CCEA Colmcille website for stories relating to Colmcille. The children have then developed and created their chosen Colmcille story to retell as an animation.

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

 

 

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