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Library Ireland Week 2018

Longford Libraries celebrates Library Ireland Week 2018

 Library Ireland Week 2018 which is organised by the Library Association of Ireland runs from November 26th until December 3rd.  It's a week where we promote and celebrate the value of libraries and the positive impact they make on the lives of our citizens. There are 330 branch libraries in every town and village in the country and last year over 18 million visits were recorded to public libraries nationally.  Here in Longford we have six branch libraries which last year have recorded the second highest number of visits per capita in the country after Cork City. 

The theme this year is  ‘Librarians Transforming Lives’ and  the focus is on highlighting all the events, exhibitions, classes, meetings, book launches  etc. which are run through the branch library network. Longford through its six branch libraries in Longford town, Granard, Lanesboro, Ballymahon, Drumlish and Edgeworthstown has a vibrant and varied programme of events from exhibitions, to talks, to language classes, writers groups, creative writing etc.  Library membership is free and everyone is welcome to drop into their local library.

Here is an example of some of the library events to look forward to over the next couple of weeks.  A Christmas art exhibition by local Reflections Art Group will open in Longford library on 7th December. Longford Historical Society will launch Teathbha a special edition of their historical journal, to commemorate the ending of World War 1 on 6th December, Longford Writers group will launch their first novella on 3rd December,  Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstrations will take place in Drumlish, Granard and Lanesboro libraries, Santa story-time will take place in all branch libraries throughout the month of December.

To find out more, drop into your local library or follow Longford Library Services on:

-  Twitter: @Longfordlibrary

- Instagram: @Longfordlibrary

- Facebook: www.facebook.com/longfordlibraries.