Louth County Library has increased its mobile library stops to 55

This service has proved a magnificent hit and so too has the Louth Schools Library service which continues to serve and support 75 primary schools throughout the county.

This service has proved a magnificent hit and so too has the Louth Schools Library service which continues to serve and support 75 primary schools throughout the county.

The service was launched in March by Cllr Marianne Butler chairman Dundalk Town Council.

It can be used by all members of the library and students at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

You simply connect to Dundalk Wi-Fi zone and enter your library card number and PIN.

The PIN is obtainable at any of the libraries.

Wi-Fi is also available at Ardee library.

The county libraries in partnership with the Louth County Childcare committee has organised a series of storytelling sessions with local authors in Dundalk and Ardee.

Pre-school children and their parents from around the county have been invited to attend the sessions.

The aim is to raise an awareness of the importance of early reading and the resources the local library has to offer.

Dundalk library in conjunction with the Louth Volunteer Centre and the Europe Direct Centre held a volunteer open fair last week.

Local businesses and community groups outlined their work and recruited volunteers to enhance their businesses and services.

A packed programme of events is taking place at Louth county libraries throughout this month.

it has included a talk by the author Nicola Pierce on the ‘Spirit of the Titanic’.

Dundalk and Ardee have had updated display cases installed in both libraries.

These cases serve to raise awareness of archives held at the Louth County Archives.

A genealogy class on family history sources is also available in the county archives.

There has been a noteable increase in the first three months of this year in the number of research enquiries received by email and telephone.

This has more than doubled the time spent on enquires when compared with recent years.

Research enquiries normally consist ofchecking collections for relevant source material and assisting and advising researchers on suitable archives.

All-in-all it’s a pretty good service.

By Gene Yore