Library Ireland Week 2022 | Dec 4th – Dec 10th

Libraries as Places of Sanctuary

Library Ireland Week takes place from Sunday, December 4th to Saturday, December 10th 2022. The theme of this year’s week is “Libraries as Places of Sanctuary”. The week, which is organized by the Library Association of Ireland, raises the profile of libraries and information service staff, and showcases their resources, faculties, events and services through dedicated programmes and events.

Throughout the week libraries all around Ireland will celebrate by showcasing our unique resources and running events. Sligo Libraries will be participating by offering One-to-One Online Service Assistance, a special storytime and a school workshop.

President of the Library Association of Ireland Cathal McCauley says, “We see this as an opportunity to celebrate our libraries throughout Ireland and for library staff to hear from their communities about how their lives are impacted by libraries and the teams behind them particularly as we emerge from a period of unforeseen circumstance and challenge.”

Library Ireland Week is a celebration of libraries and the people who work in libraries throughout Ireland celebrating their dedication, commitment and influence on the individuals and communities they serve.  This year the theme focuses on how libraries in Ireland have the ability to provide democratic, open and welcoming places for all. They nurture their communities, foster learning and education, encourage creativity, promote our country’s heritage and provide places of refuge from a hectic world.

There will also be a public competition to win an iPad for the best stories about libraries shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #LIW22.  So we invite our Sligo Library members to get involved for a chance to win!

Events around the country are detailed in the Library Ireland Week website: Library Ireland Week is supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

All details are available at

Stay abreast of what’s happening in your library on social media #LIW22

Sligo Library offers some great digital services for FREE to Library members, and we want to make sure that you feel comfortable using them.

One-to-One Online Service Assistance 

If you’d like help installing, signing up for, or using:

  • Borrowbox (eBooks & eAudiobooks),
  • Libby (Digital Magazines),
  • Pressreader (Digital Newspapers),
  • Universal Class (Online Learning)
  • Transparent Languages (Online Languages)

Just bring your phone/tablet/laptop to Sligo Library from December 6th – 10th, any time between 11:30am – 12:15pm for some one-on-one assistance.