Bealtaine at Sligo Library

Sligo Library celebrates Age and Opportunity and the Bealtaine Festival with a host of events for everyone!

SLIGO CENTRAL LIBRARY:

Craft Felting Workshop

Needle Craft Workshop with Sue Basler, Textile Designer

Tuesday 14th of May, 10.30am – 12Noon

 

Memoir Creative Writing Workshop

With Gerry Boland, Author and Poet

Tuesday 21st May, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Inter-generational Creative Board Gaming Workshop

Grandparents, parents and children alike are encouraged to come join and play together with some great modern board-games. This afternoon is hosted by Wayne O’Connor from Sligo Gaming Society and will be a great way to mingle and socialise between generations in a relaxed setting.

With Wayne O’Connor

Saturday 25th May, 11.00am – 1.00pm

BALLYMOTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY:

  • Saturday May 25th – “Be Our Guest” Old Fashioned Tea Party with traditional Irish Music – 11.30am – 1pm – this event has been registered on official Bealtaine calendar
  • Sat May 11th Intergenerational Board Games 11am-1pm
  • St John’s Hospital Artwork Pillar Display … May 1st – May 31st
  • Saturday Stitchers Craft Work Window Display … May 7th – May 31st

TUBBERCURRY COMMUNITY LIBRARY:

We’re holding a Craft Exhibition with the Tubbercurry Day Care Centre:

“Tubbercurry will be launching a craft exhibition produced by residents of the Tubbercurry Daycare Centre  with music and refreshments at 12pm, Friday May 10th. The exhibition will be on display until Friday May 30th. Free of charge and all welcome.”

Sligo Library: May Public Holiday Opening Hours

Sligo Library will be closed the weekend of Saturday 4th of May for the Public Holiday.

Ballymote Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Enniscrone Community Library:

Re-Opening Wednesday 8th of Mayl at 11.00am

Sligo Central Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Tubbercurry Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Local Studies:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Sligo Museum:

Open Saturday 4th of May: 9.30 – 12.45pm, 2.00pm – 4.45pm

Sligo Library and Museum: Easter Arrangements

Sligo Library and Museum will be closed the weekend of Friday 19th of April for the Easter Public Holiday.

Happy Easter from All at Sligo Library.

Ballymote Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 9.30am

Enniscrone Community Library:

Re-Opening Wednesday 24th of April at 11.00am

Sligo Central Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 9.30am

Tubbercurry Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 12Noon

Local Studies:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 9.30am

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Spring into Storytime at your Library

Spring Into Story Time

Spring into Story Time is a national programme delivering a minimum of one children’s story time in every library during the month of April.

Spring into Story Time in April 2017 was the first countrywide focus on story time in public libraries.  Part of the Right to Read Campaign within the Opportunities for All national strategic plan for public libraries 2013 – 2017, Spring into Story Time arose from a recommendation of the Public Libraries Literacy and Reading Development Working Group and the findings of a 2016 pilot initiative.

The Goal was to hold at least one story time session in every public library in the countrySpring into Story Time was designed to be inclusive and open to all. Beyond its comprehensive national goal, individual library services were free to select their markets and local delivery arrangements.

Over the past two years Spring into Story Time has become a fundamental part of the Right to Read service with story times being one of the most common and most popular services available to library users. The number of story times delivered grows each April, providing greater access to this programme to more users.

The following Spring into Story Time events are happening in your local Library:

Ballymote Community Library:

  • Thurs April 11th – 11AM-12Noon: Old MacDonald Stories and Songs with Eithne
  • Tues April 16th  – 10am – 10.45am: Easter Tales with Eithne – Junior Infants SMGS Ballymote – Offsite @ the classroom.
  • Tues April 23rd –  3pm – 4pm: Worlds Worst Children with Wayne O Connor
  • Tues April 24th –  11am-12am: Easter Tales with Eithne: Busy Bees Creche Collooney visit to library

Enniscrone Library:

  • Saturday April 6th at 11.00am
  • Saturday April 13th at 11.00am
  • Saturday April 27th at 11.00am

Sligo Central Library:

  • Tuesday April 2nd at 10.00am (Closed Event)
  • Wednesday April 10th  at 10.00am (Closed Event)
  • Wednesday April 17th  at 11.30am: Easter Egg Hunt and Story Time Age: 7 and Under
  • Wednesday April 24th at 11.30am (Open Event): Storytime: 6+
  • Tuesday April 30th at 10.00am and 3.00pm (Closed Event)

Tubbercurry Community Library:

  • Friday April 5th at 10.00am
  • Friday April 12th at 10.00am
  • Friday April 26th at 11.30am

 

St. Patrick’s Day Arrangements at Sligo Library, Local Studies and Sligo Museum

Sligo Library and Museum will be closed the weekend of Saturday 16th of March for the Public Holiday.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from All at Sligo Library.

Ballymote Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 19th of March at 9.30am

Enniscrone Community Library:

Re-Opening Wednesday 20th of March at 11.00am

Sligo Central Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 19th of March at 9.30am

Tubbercurry Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 19th of March at 12Noon

Local Studies:

Re-opening Tuesday 19th of March at 9.30am

 

 

Digitise the Nation: How to get online

Digitise the Nation: a four week course is available at all our branch libraries.

Each person attending these classes will receive 10 hours free classroom training. Class duration will be 2 hours per class.

An iPad will be provided for use during each class or if you prefer you can bring your own device i.e smartphone, tablet or laptop.

For more details and to reserve your place, contact your local branch library:

  • Sligo Central Library: 0719111675
  • Tubbercurry Community Library: 0719111705
  • Ballymote Community Library: 0719111669
  • Enniscrone Branch Library: 0719111653

Tubbercurry Community Library: Contance Markievicz: Revolutionary and Feminist

Join us at Tubbercurry Community Library as we celebrate the life of Constance Markievicz, Revolutionary and Feminist. This beautiful exhibition runs from the 1st of February until the 2nd of March, 2019.

The Word scheduled to take place this evening in Sligo Central Library is postponed due to weather conditions.

Please note The Word scheduled to take place this evening in Sligo Central Library is postponed due to weather conditions.

 

This event will  take place on Wednesday 27th February at 6.30 pm.

Right To Read Award

In recognition of the implementation of the core programme of Right to Read literacy support services as coordinated by the library service, Sligo Library are delighted to have received the Right to Read Award 2017.

Right To Read is a collaborative cross-government initiative that provides a nationally coordinated framework for literacy support and reading development in all local authorities.  Right To Read supports literacy development for individuals, families and children and provides core services, resources and initiatives for a range of user groups.

Sligo Library Service’s Action Plan includes a range of activities and events which support the four core elements of Right To Read:

  • Spring into Storytime
  • Summer Stars Reading Programme
  • Childrens’ Book Festival
  • Family Time at Your Library

Services to schools are also an important element in Right To Read with libraries offering class visits and class readers.  Sligo Library Service has also attended a number of open nights at some of the second level schools in the county and has promoted the ‘Reading Passport’ concept to incoming first year students.

The award was presented to Pauline Brennan, Executive Librarian, Sligo Library by Sean Canney TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development. Also in the photo, from left to right: Michelle Brennan, Librarian (Acting), Tony McLoughlin TD, Donal Tinney, County Librarian, Lease-Cathaoirleach, Paul Taylor and Ciaran Hayes, CEO, Sligo County Council.

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