Dogs Trust Workshops on 11th August at 10am

Join Sligo Library, along with Aoife from

Dogs Trust for a fun and interactive workshop.

Learn how to be safe around dogs and take part in our live online Gameshow.

Find out what’s the best way to behave around dogs so we can be safe and the dogs we meet can be happy.

Taking place on ZOOM

Wednesday 11th of August at 10am: Email Stephen at to book your place!

You would be barking mad to miss it!

Sligo Library Service is Open

Sligo Libraries are open and offering the following services:

Browsing Section: Ballymote, Enniscrone and Sligo libraries are offering a small browsing section for you to access.

Counter Service: Staff can assist you in sourcing stock from behind the counter or reserving stock from the Library catalogue.

Summer Stars Reading Challenge: The Summer Stars Reading is back for 2021. Call into your local branch to pick up your rewards, including bookmark, pencil and bag. Plus, lot’s of FREE online competitions and activities:

Online Events: Sligo Library is hosting a number of online events, throughout the Summer. Keep an eye on our Social Media posts for updates or check our events page schedule:

Online Service: You can access our library online service from any device, including, eMagazines, eBooks & eAudiobooks, eCourses and our online catalgue:

How to Join: You can join online and receive a temporary membership number. You can use this, immediately, to access our online service:

You can attend any Library branch to receive your Sligo Library Membership Card and PIN. You can use this to check out stock at the desk, as well as accessing all Online Services.

Branch Opening Hours

Ballymote Community Library:

Enniscron Branch Library:

Sligo Central Library:

All our services are FREE, with no fines or charges

Check online or call into your local branch to see for yourself, all that we have on offer.

Always Open, Access Anywhere, Sligo Library Service.

* Tubbercurry Community Library remains closed while building works to complete the meeting room and toilet facilities are completed.

Springboard+ offers FREE and SUBSIDISED courses at IT Sligo delivered online

There are over 400 different courses available all over Ireland and the full list can be found here 👉

A list of the IT #Sligo courses can be found here👉https://list of IT Sligo courses

Jean Gilligan will take us through how it works in this presentation:

Buzzkit Workshop with Fablab Manorhamilton

Wednesday 24th of July at 11.30am

Join Fab Lab Maker Hub as we build one of our favourite gadgets – the electrifying Buzzwire Game. See if you have the steadiest hand to navigate the buzzwire without sounding the alarm and lighting the LED. It’s not as easy as it looks and you get to decide how difficult (or easy) to make the course! Build the game from our laser cut kit and handful of electronic components. No messy soldering required. All you will need is one small screwdriver, a sense of fun and a big helping of curiosity as we build the game and explore the basic principles of electricity & electronics along the way. Kits will be received by participants who sign up. The workshop will be carried out via a Zoom call on the day. **Small flathead screwdriver required**

Suitable for age 8+

Buzzkit pack provided, to be picked up from Sligo Library

Email to reserve your place.

ZOOM Story Time with Kerry Golding

Join us on Wednesday, 14th of July, for a very special story time with Kerry Golding, as she reads from her new book, To You, From Me. Kerry will also be going through some little exercises with us.

This event is suitable for age 5-7

Please, email to reserve your place.

This children’s book is based around helping children cope with feelings of anxiety that they may or may not even be aware of. It combines stories which revolve around feelings that all children can connect with, fun exercises focusing on the breath, which       one of the most important things when anyone is experiencing anxious or panicked feelings, and lastly – illustrations with join the dot pictures behind each illustration for every child to finish off the section with. It has something for every child’s interests, while leading back to the same outcome for all – well being. It is my utmost wish for young children to be able to break the stigma of feeling ashamed or embarrassed about the feelings they are experiencing for whatever reasons that may be.

Virtual Escape Room on ZOOM with Wayne Connor

Ahoy, Me Hearties!

We have the perfect virtual pirate adventure this Summer, for those who are brave enough to take part!

Join Wayne O’Connor on ZOOM as we travel across high seas, in search treasure.Wednesday, 7th of July, at 11.30am.

Suitable for age 9-11

Email or use Facebook messenger, to book a place.

Sligo Library Online Events

Summer Stars 2021 is Online!

The Summer Stars 2021 reading programme is fully online, commencing Monday 14th June, and running until the end of August 2021.

We’re delighted to inform you that Summer Stars 2021 will welcome back a return of rewards!
Sligo libraries have the following Summer Stars rewards:
• Children’s drawstring bag with personalised text ‘Sligo County Council’
• Bookmark with design full colour printed both sides and gloss laminated
• Graphite pencil with rubber eraser
Children will receive all rewards (bag, pencil & bookmark) when they’re signing up for Summer Stars 2021

National Story Competition: There is a slightly different format to the short story competition this year. Entrants to the National Story Competition are asked to use the following opening line: ‘Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here…’. Details on how to submit the entries and T&Cs:

The 500 word limit will apply
again this year, children can submit as many stories as they like, and the age
categories will remain the same:

Each category winner will receive
a tablet and each finalist will receive a €50 voucher.

BorrowBox: As part of Summer Stars moving online, BorrowBox (e-books and e-audiobooks) are offering increased access to a massive selection of popular childrens book for all of our Summer Stars! BorrowBox now has a range of children’s e-books and e-audio books with individual collections for 0-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13+. Information on how to join BorrowBox 📚🎵

Competitions for Sligo Libraries Summer Stars: This year we once again have four competitions, open to all Sligo Libraries Juvenile members.

  1. A photo of you and a book (Photo competition: closing date is 16th July)
  2. My favourite book is… (Short story: closing date is 30th July)
  3. Write a poem (Poetry competition: closing date is Aug 13th Aug)
  4. Colour your Summer Stars drawstring bag and send us a photo of it (Art competition: closing date 20th Aug)

For each competition, there are three age categories: Age 0-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

  • The overall winner of each competition will receive an Android Tablet.
  • There will be one winner of each age category, they will each receive a voucher for Liber.
  • There will also be a number of chances to win a Fabio’s Ice Cream voucher for each competition.

Visit the Summer Stars competitions page:

Sligo Libraries have many exciting online features for children to get involved in, from national and local online competitions which will see winners getting goodie bags. We will also broadcast online events, story-time sessions and much, much more! 😀

If you are not a member of Sligo libraries you can join the library online:

Join the Summer Stars 2021 fun in Sligo over the coming months. #SummerStarsSligo

Find more information on Summer Stars on

Mindfulness workshop

Sligo Libraries are delighted to announce Little Library Book Bags are available for collection from our branches for Early Learning Centres

Early Learning Centres are being contacted regarding their Library branch for collection.
Ministers O’Gorman and Humphreys launch ‘Little Library’ initiative to encourage a love of reading among young children (…/b66c7-ministers-ogorman-and…/

The First 5 Little Library Bags initiative is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth and the Department of Rural and Community Development to build on the relationships between the Early Learning and Care Centres and Libraries as part of the First 5 Government Strategy for babies and children and the Public Libraries Right to Read Programme.

The Little Library Bags each contain five books, one in Irish and four in English. The books are aimed at the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) age range of 2.5 years to 5.5 years primarily, and can be used with all pre-school children. A number of other useful resources are also included.

Contact Sligo Libraries on 071 9111850 or email