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# libraries - Monday 1 June, 2020

€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces
# Libraries
# Libraries

€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces

Jun 1st 2020, 2:15 PM 13,256 Views 13 Comments

This is in additional to the already allocated €200,000 which was invested at the beginning of the crisis.

# libraries - Monday 16 September, 2019

Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system
# Pembroke
# Pembroke

Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system

Sep 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,404 Views 16 Comments

An initial trial at Pembroke Library in Dublin 4 could be rolled out around Dublin City Council areas.

# libraries - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps
# Libraries
# Libraries

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps

Aug 14th 2019, 4:45 PM 11,749 Views 6 Comments

The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.

# libraries - Monday 20 May, 2019

There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year
# Public Libraries
# Public Libraries

There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year

May 20th 2019, 1:38 PM 13,829 Views 8 Comments

Children’s books dominate the top 20 list released today by the Local Government Management Agency.

# libraries - Friday 29 March, 2019

7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
# My Open Library
# My Open Library

7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

Mar 29th 2019, 6:20 AM 22,036 Views 9 Comments

The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.

# libraries - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
# Five Year Plan
# Five Year Plan

Public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

Jun 14th 2018, 2:07 PM 15,213 Views 38 Comments

Fines for overdue books will also be removed, according to a new five-year strategy for the country’s public libraries.

# libraries - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids
# The Longest Days
# The Longest Days

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids

Jul 5th 2017, 4:35 PM 5,752 Views 2 Comments

From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.

# libraries - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
# Unsung Heroes
# Unsung Heroes

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

Mar 7th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,780 Views 6 Comments

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

# libraries - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Irish booksellers 'could lose their jobs' after library contracts outsourced to UK
# Government Decision
# Government Decision

Irish booksellers 'could lose their jobs' after library contracts outsourced to UK

Jan 21st 2017, 7:45 AM 13,103 Views 32 Comments

The chair of Bookselling Ireland said that “at least three Irish companies will more than likely go out of business”.

# libraries - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Staffless libraries: 111 people had membership withdrawn in pilot libraries, one over drunkenness
# Open Libraries
# Open Libraries

Staffless libraries: 111 people had membership withdrawn in pilot libraries, one over drunkenness

Jan 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 17,670 Views 22 Comments

There are plans to roll out the scheme in January but there were incidents of tailgating and children being left unsupervised in the pilot libraries.

# libraries - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Librarians say roll out of 23 staffless libraries is 'the beginning of the end' for them
# Open Libraries
# Open Libraries

Librarians say roll out of 23 staffless libraries is 'the beginning of the end' for them

Nov 16th 2016, 6:00 AM 16,824 Views 28 Comments

Dublin City Council voted against the introduction of the Open Library service this week.

# libraries - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland
# Column
# Column

Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland

Sep 24th 2016, 6:15 PM 1,614 Views 85 Comments

Staffless libraries are the first step towards the dismantling of the public library system as it is known and cherished.

# libraries - Friday 20 March, 2015

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
# Ssssssshhhh
# Ssssssshhhh

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

Mar 20th 2015, 10:52 AM 14,277 Views 83 Comments

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

# libraries - Friday 27 February, 2015

This 7-year-old's letter calling for her local library in Sligo to be kept open will melt your cold, cold heart
# Ballymote
# Ballymote

This 7-year-old's letter calling for her local library in Sligo to be kept open will melt your cold, cold heart

Feb 27th 2015, 6:50 PM 22,217 Views 26 Comments

“Please don’t close Bally-mote library, because evry one loves it… If you do lots of Bally-mote’s resedents will get upset a they might cry!”

# libraries - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,184 Views 54 Comments

Will your county be affected?

# libraries - Thursday 12 June, 2014

€100k IMPAC award goes to author of Colombian thriller
# Juan Gabriel Vasquez
# Juan Gabriel Vasquez

€100k IMPAC award goes to author of Colombian thriller

Jun 12th 2014, 12:08 PM 3,374 Views 1 Comment

Juan Gabriel Vásquez will share the award for The Sound of Things Falling with his translator Anne McClean.

# libraries - Monday 30 December, 2013

Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?

Dec 30th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,967 Views 80 Comments

It’s worked in Denmark but would it work here?

# libraries - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City

Apr 13th 2013, 5:00 PM 28,019 Views 33 Comments

Dublin City Public Libraries has taken old photographs of Dublin and juxtaposed them with quotes from James Plunkett’s seminal novel about the 1913 Lockout. Take a look…

# libraries - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Sweden adds the verb 'to Zlatan' to dictionary
# Ibra
From The42
# Ibra

Sweden adds the verb 'to Zlatan' to dictionary

Dec 27th 2012, 6:17 PM 1,961 Views 2 Comments

The Swedish Language Council has approved the term which means to do something with lots of talent.

# libraries - Monday 26 July, 2010

Dublin named a UNESCO City of Literature
# City Of Literature
From The Daily Edge
# City Of Literature

Dublin named a UNESCO City of Literature

Jul 26th 2010, 11:39 AM 285 Views 0 Comments

The land of saints and scholars is recognised on the world stage – and is just the fourth city given the honour.