Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Monday-Wednesday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

eMagazines for Children

National Geographic Kids Mag

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids magazine is aimed at young readers from six years and up who want to find out more about the world around them. The magazine contains a superb blend of photos, fun facts, and articles presented in a cheery style, making it perfect for keeping children’s attention.

The subjects included in National Geographic Kids are animals, science, archaeology, and geography with technology and pop culture added to the mix too. There is also a strong emphasis on magnificent wildlife photography. Frequent appearances of animal posters can be found within the pages, as well as high-quality photographs sprinkled throughout the magazine. The addition of games and jokes, alongside other activities such as puzzles and competitions, keeps the subjects light, while still getting across the important facts.

Come and explore ancient civilizations on one page, come face-to-face with exotic wildlife on another, and turn the next page to a make and do project,which is often perfect for homework. Learn while still having fun.

National Geographic Little Kids Mag

National Geographic Little Kids

This magazine is primarily aimed at preschoolers, and kids from ages three to six will enjoy the content. It includes articles on animals from around the world, science, and cultural topics discussing life in other countries.

The large text and engaging full-color photographs in National Geographic Little Kids magazine help beginning readers explore the content on their own, and exciting activities throughout the magazine keep your child's interest so learning becomes fun. Some of the activities you can expect to find include age-appropriate mazes, matching games, counting exercises, and rhymes. Each issue also includes things parents and kids can do together, such as crafts, science activities, and recipes to try at home.

National Geographic Little Kids magazine is ad-free, so you can feel secure knowing your child isn't unduly influenced by advertisers while enjoying the articles and activities. It also includes questions for parents and kids to discuss the topics further, so you can use the content as a starting point to more in-depth investigation of things that spark your child's interest. The magazine comes six times a year, bringing new topics to your mailbox every other month to inspire your child's imagination and get him or her excited about learning more about the world.

Whether your little one is already fascinated with nature or you want to inspire a greater interest in the world, National Geographic Little Kids magazine offers a fun and fascinating way to teach your child about animals and plants, other cultures, and science.

High Five Mag

High Five Magazine

Your preschooler will love High Five magazine, because it’s designed and written just for their age group. High Five is an exciting, colorful, fun-filled magazine developed by the early childhood experts at Highlights to encourage and inspire tender hearts and curious young minds.

Storytime Mag

Storytime is a monthly magazine for kids filled with classic tales to read, love, share and treasure.

Every issue is packed with gorgeous illustrations and a great selection of stories, for both boys and girls, including fairy tales, poems and rhymes, fables, myths & legends, and stories from around the world - it’s a perfect read for story lovers of all ages.

Plus, in every issue there’s an extract from a much-loved children’s book and story-inspired puzzles and activities to bring the stories to life.

Library members can browse eMagazines, checkout, read online (on PC/laptop and Mac) and download to your mobile device (iPhone, Android and iPad) using their RBdigital for Libraries account.

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