Libraries around County Wicklow are putting an increased focus on making sure their libraries are warm and welcoming spaces for the winter months. The library service also wants to spread the word about why a library card should take pride of place in your card collection!
For the months of January, February and March, Wicklow County Council Library Service has scheduled a range of additional events and activities for adults in most of Wicklow’s libraries. There’s Painting & Printing, Weaving, Creative Writing, Author visits, Chair Yoga and Nutrition Talks – bound to be some activity to whet appetites for getting out and about and meeting new people.
Numerous regular activities already take place in Wicklow County Council’s libraries – these include Book Clubs, board games, Knitting & Crochet, Creative Writing Music appreciation, Art History Talks, exhibitions, Seed library as well as free Wi-Fi and computer access.
“My Open Library” (MOL) is now available in both Arklow and Wicklow libraries. This enables the public to use both libraries from 8am-10pm all year round. This service allows the public to have all the usual benefits of the library outside of normal staffed hours, including borrowing items, studying, using public PCs and printers, holding meetings in the community room, enjoying an art exhibition or just relaxing and reading books, magazines or newspapers.
This spring will also see The Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit travelling to and parking at 8 of our libraries with trained nurses providing FREE blood pressure checks, and comprehensive lifestyle advice on heart health.
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from the library using the BorrowBox app, read the latest magazines with our Libby app and keep abreast of newspapers from all over the world with our Pressreader app – these are just a flavour of the online resources available with a library card.
Please visit our website at https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Libraries to get further information on Wicklow County Council Library Service’s activities and services.
So let’s celebrate libraries and all they have to offer, contact your local library branch and get hold of what is surely the smartest card in town!