Art Workshop Online with Linda Fahrlin

Join Linda Fahrlin (Illustrator, The Great Irish Science Book), on ZOOM on Friday, 31st of July at 11.30am for an interactive art workshop! Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place.

(Age 8-10) Limited space.

  • A library staff memberwill be present during the entirety of the workshop.
  • The staff member, along with Wayne, will keep the camera on at all times.
  • Parents must be present when children log into the workshop.
  • The workshop will be about an hour long.
  • If using a phone, a tripod or box should be used to hold the device, to allow the child to participate in the workshop.

The material you’ll need to participate in the workshop:

  • Some Paper.
  • Colours (can be either watercolour, colour pencils, crayons or markers)
  • A brush. 
  • A long piece of string or sewing thread. (it’s good if you have one that is 3.10m long!)
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape or glue stick
  • A black marker (or pencil) for detailing.

Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place: facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Creative Writing Online Workshop with Wayne O’Connor

Join Wayne O’Connor on ZOOM on Friday, 24th of July at 11.30am for a creative writing workshop! Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place.

(Age 9-12) Limited Space

  • A library staff memberwill be present during the entirety of the workshop.
  • The staff member, along with Wayne, will keep the camera on at all times.
  • Parents must be present when children log into the workshop.
  • The workshop will be about an hour long.
  • If using a phone, a tripod or box should be used to hold the device, to allow the child to participate in the workshop.
  • Children should have a pen and paper available for them to use during the workshop

Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place: facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Interactive Online Adventures with Wayne O’Connor 

Join Wayne O’Connor on ZOOM on Friday, 17th of July at 11.30am for an interactive adventure! Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place.

( Age 5-8) Limited Space

  • A library staff memberwill be present during the entirety of the workshop.
  • The staff member, along with Wayne, will keep the camera on at all times.
  • Parents must be present when children log into the workshop.
  • The workshop will be about an hour long.

Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place: facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Summer Stars moving online with 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 https://sligolibrary.ie/ebooks/

Who is your favourite character or what is your favourite place in a book? Art Competition: (Closing date 14th August)

🌟 Summer Stars Story Competition: An Unexpected Adventure 🌟

This year we are moving online. As well as enjoying all the amazing worlds you visit when reading books, Summer Stars is celebrating your imagination by running a short story competition.

Public libraries are calling on all 6 – 18 year olds to write a story, no more than 500 words, on An Unexpected Adventure. There are three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18. ✏️

There will be 15 finalists and one national winner in each category. Each winner will receive a tablet and each finalist will receive a €50 voucher. That’s a lot of great prizes and a lot of chances to win!🎁

We have some good news for those taking part in the Nationwide Summer Stars competitions!🌟🥳

In addition to a Tablet for the winner of each category, Bolinda will publish the three winning stories on BorrowBox and we will work with the Summer Stars illustrator to design a book cover for each one. It will be great to see the winners enjoy seeing their work as a published ebook!📚📲

Judi Curtin, Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan (the national judging panel) have also kindly agreed to host a Zoom event for the finalists in each category i.e. they will take one category each, so three in total. 💻

All entries to be submitted in digital copy to summerstarsstory@lgma.ie by 5pm on 31st August.

Let your imagination take you on an unexpected adventure and start writing today.

See here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/…/story-competition-an-unex…

CONTACT AND COLLECT

CONTACT AND COLLECT
A new library system for a safe lending service via a ‘Contact and Collect ’ model.

How it works

Contact and Collect is available through email at contactandcollect@sligococo.ie. *It is important that you include your phone number and Library Membership, with your correspondance.
• Indicate your preferred branch library for collection
• Each library member will be limited to 3 items at a time.
• Selection is limited to available Sligo stock only at www.sligolibrary.ie (See images Below)
• Once your request has been received it will be processed on a first come first served basis.
• If your requested item is not available, an alternative title will be offered as an option.
• Library users will receive an email or text to indicate a collection day and time at your designated branch library

In order to process orders quicker, it is essential, you provide the following information:

  • Name   
  • User ID
  • Requested items (author/title/genre/age group for Juvenile stock, if specific titles not requested)
  • Number/email
  • Library that the patron will collect the items in

If you do not have an email address, you can phone your nearest branch Library, during dedicated hours, indicated in the table below.

CONTACT AND COLLECT DEDICATED BRANCH HOURS

BranchDayTimeContact
Sligo Central LibraryTuesday, Thursday and Saturday9.30am – 4.45pm0719111675
Tubbercurry Community LibraryWednesday and Friday
Saturday
9.30am – 4.45pm
9.30am – 1.30pm
0719111705
Ballymote Community LibraryWednesday and Friday
Saturday
9.30am – 4.45pm
9.30am – 1.30pm
0719111669
Enniscrone LibraryWednesday and Friday
Saturday
9.30am – 4.45pm
9.30am – 1.30pm
0719111653

Limit your search to Sligo Stock Only, (Including, Ballymote, Enniscrone an Tubbercurry) . If an item is not available, it means cannot be checked out on the ‘Contact and Collect’ system.

  • Limit your search to Sligo Stock Only, (Including, Ballymote, Enniscrone an Tubbercurry).
  • If an item is not available (as indicate), it means cannot be checked out on the ‘Contact and Collect’ system.
  • Look for available stock (as indicated), to satisfy your search, send us an email with your name and library card membership number (at the back of your library card underneath the barcode) and the list of the 3 books you want to contactandcollect@sligococo.ie