June 2, 2023

Why Kilkenny communities are flocking back to their local libraries

COMMUNITIES across Kilkenny city and county are being urged to join their local libraries.

Kilkenny Library Service has declared February to be ‘Sign Up’ month. Libraries across Kilkenny are encouraging as many people as possible to become members of their local library and experience the range of services and opportunities they provide.

Kilkenny County Council said: “Libraries are no longer just places to borrow books or study – they are also creative and engaging community centres where people can gather, make friends, relax, join a workshop and enjoy socialising with their local community.”

Last year Kilkenny Library Service saw its membership rise by 15%.

“However many people are still unaware of the range of services and programmes we provide and we want to encourage everyone to call in to their local library, join up and see what we have to offer,” County Librarian Josephine Coyne said.

The local public library has also become a key technology hub in the community as people use the free internet service, print from home, access free wifi and access a range of services online such as training courses, language courses, e-books and e- magazines.

Libraries also run book-clubs, knitting groups, card making, and many other workshops and classes throughout the year.

To join for free just call into your local library, bring photo ID and proof of address. For more details, visit: www.kilkennylibrary.ie









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