For ages 0 – 5
Birr, Edenderry and Tullamore libraries host weekly story and rhyme times for babies and toddlers. For more information on regular events at your local library, please view individual branch pages
Child and Teen Friendly Clubs
Not only do Offaly Libraries host book clubs for children and teens across our library branches, there are plenty of other clubs on offer too! For more information on child-friendly clubs at your local library, please view individual branch pages here.
Literacy Programmes for Children
Right to Read is a national programme to promote literacy and reading development for people of all ages and backgrounds.
It currently includes four national programmes designed to promote children’s reading and literacy. These are: Spring into Storytime, Summerstars, Children’s Book Festival and Family Time at your Library.
During these programmes, our libraries often organise storytimes, arts and craft sessions, author visits, workshops and much more!
Offaly Libraries STEAM Programme
Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) programme is aimed at school-age children and teens around the country. During national weeks through out the year, the library hosts a variety of engaging STEAM activities for both the primary and post-primary level.
Birr, Edenderry and Tullamore libraries are our champion STEAM locations with an excellent offering of STEAM related events occurring through out the year including:
- Lego Freeplay sessions
- 3D Printer Demonstrations
- Virtual Reality Headset Demonstrations