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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Libraries

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# Your Say
Poll: Will you go to a gallery or museum now that they're open?
Many cultural attractions can reopen their doors from today.
# Libraries
€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces
This is in additional to the already allocated €200,000 which was invested at the beginning of the crisis.
# Pembroke
Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system
An initial trial at Pembroke Library in Dublin 4 could be rolled out around Dublin City Council areas.
# Libraries
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps
The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.
# Public libraries
There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year
Children’s books dominate the top 20 list released today by the Local Government Management Agency.
# my open library
7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.
# five year plan
Public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
Fines for overdue books will also be removed, according to a new five-year strategy for the country’s public libraries.
# the longest days
9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids
From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.
# unsung heroes
'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.
# government decision
Irish booksellers 'could lose their jobs' after library contracts outsourced to UK
The chair of Bookselling Ireland said that “at least three Irish companies will more than likely go out of business”.
# open libraries
Staffless libraries: 111 people had membership withdrawn in pilot libraries, one over drunkenness
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.
# open libraries
Librarians say roll out of 23 staffless libraries is 'the beginning of the end' for them
Dublin City Council voted against the introduction of the Open Library service this week.
Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland
Staffless libraries are the first step towards the dismantling of the public library system as it is known and cherished.
# ssssssshhhh
Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.
# Ballymote
This 7-year-old's letter calling for her local library in Sligo to be kept open will melt your cold, cold heart
“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!”
# Read all about it
Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
Will your county be affected?
# juan gabriel vasquez
€100k IMPAC award goes to author of Colombian thriller
Juan Gabriel Vásquez will share the award for The Sound of Things Falling with his translator Anne McClean.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?
It’s worked in Denmark but would it work here?
# From the Archives
Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City
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…
# Ibra
Sweden adds the verb 'to Zlatan' to dictionary
The Swedish Language Council has approved the term which means to do something with lots of talent.
# City of Literature
Dublin named a UNESCO City of Literature
The land of saints and scholars is recognised on the world stage – and is just the fourth city given the honour.