April 13, 2024

Wheely great news as Kilkenny mobile library back on the road

Kilkenny’s mobile library service is back on the road again soon.

Kilkenny County Council Library Service this week announced the mobile library service will resume in full from September 7.

The mobile library serves more than 60 stops across the county, including village-based community stops, schools, creches, early learning centres and nursing homes.

A council spokesperson confirmed: “The new schedule from September will maintain our existing stops where users can select their own items but will also incorporate the popular door to door service for over 65’s that are unable to visit their local library. Schools and creches on the routes can either access the service on the mobile vehicle or have pre-selected collections dropped off to them.”

Executive Librarian Declan Macauley said: “Covid-19 restrictions meant we had to adapt our services to our users by developing new ways to serve our readers, and unfortunately the service to rural locations was suspended early last year. In 2020 we developed a new county-wide door-door delivery service for over 65’s, as well as dropping off collections of books directly to schools and creches.”

Caitriona Kenneally, Senior Library Assistant, added: “We are so looking forward to getting back on the road, and meeting up with our users, old and new.”

Details of the mobile library schedules and stops will be available shortly on the library web-site, http://www.kilkennylibrary.ie.

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