Get lost in a good book with Ireland Reads at Sligo Central Library

Throughout February and especially on Ireland Reads Day, February 24th, we’re calling on people across Ireland to get lost in a good book. It doesn’t matter what you read, where you read or how well you read, as long as you read.

Because taking time to relax and do things you enjoy is important and reading is good for you. It relaxes your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles. Studies have even shown that reading boosts your mental health by reducing stress by up to 68%.​

Ireland Reads is an initiative of the Government of Ireland to celebrate the joy of reading. It is funded by Healthy Ireland and supported by public libraries and many organisations that promote reading, literacy and the arts.

All you have do is sit down for a read, for as long or as short a time as you can, and lose yourself in an adventure, a thriller, a romance, a comedy or all of the above.

  • Babysign Toddle Time with Clever Little Handies
  • The Art of Reading with Paul Murrary, in conversation with Colm Toibín. ZOOM event for Bookclubs on Wednesday 21st of February at 7pm.
  • Toddle Time Teddy Bear Story Time on Friday 23rd of February at 10am.
  • Children’s Author Mary Murphy author visit with Ballymote, Tubbercurry and Sligo Library branches on Saturday 24th of February
  • The Word with Elaine Feeney on Wednesday 28th of February at 6.30pm

Contact or phone 0719111675 for more details or to reserve your place.