The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

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Ireland Reads

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Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25. 

Find a book or comic to read. Or colour in! Download your very own Ireland Reads Bookmark here!

Colour your own Bookmark

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Roald Dahl Story Day 2020

In celebration of Roald Dahl Story Day 2020, Offaly Libraries are asking you to draw us a brand-new vile villain and write us a short paragraph telling us about them. What is their name? What very nasty things do they get up to? Use your imagination and be creative!   This competition is open to all Offaly Libraries members with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for the winners of each age category:

  • 4-6yrs
  • 7-9yrs
  • 10-12yrs

Full details in the Application Formwhich may be downloaded here