The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued 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 have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since 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.

News

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First 5 Little Library Initiative at Offaly Libraries

The First 5 Little Library Bag Initiative was launched by Offaly Libraries on Thursday 27th May at Kilcormac Library.

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Offaly Libraries celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

Cruinniú na nÓg, Sat. 12th June, is a special day of creativity for children up to 18 years. Offaly Libraries will host be a jam-packed day with 35 workshops.

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Exciting new service in Offaly Libraries

Offaly Libraries have a new service called iVox which is a great way of introducing the 6 early literacy skills to young children in a fun and engaging way.

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Transparent Language Online for Libraries

Transparent Language Online allows learners to explore a new language in the comfort of their own home, at the library, or on-the-go.

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Good News... Offaly Libraries are Re-Opening!

Offaly Libraries are delighted to announce that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services from Monday, 10th May.

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FREE Children’s Animated ebooks FOR LIBRARY MEMBERS

Offaly Libraries is delighted to announce that we are now subscribed to a fantastic animated ebooks service called iVox.

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Digital Magazines- moving to a new platform

Offaly Library’s RbDigital magazines service is moving to a new platform called Libby, part of a service called OverDrive.

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Parenting Webinar Series

This series of Parenting Talks has been organised by Offaly Libraries, as part of our Keep Well campaign, with support from the Community Resilience Fund

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Library Digital Ambassadors

Offaly Libraries' Age Friendly Digital Ambassador Programme. Let our Library Digital Ambassadors show you how to get online.

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Lunchtime Bite-Sized Webinar Series

Join us for a series of Lunchtime Bite-Sized Webinars as part of Work Matters at Offaly Libraries.

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Keep Well this Easter with Offaly Libraries

Offaly Libraries is offering a range of activities and resources to help you and your family Keep Well this Easter.

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‘SPRING INTO STORYTIME’ THIS APRIL

OFFALY LIBRARIES ENCOURAGES FAMILIES TO ‘SPRING INTO STORYTIME’ THIS APRIL

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Touch-Type Read and Spell

New to Offaly Libraries! TTRS is an accessible, multi-sensory online literacy course that teaches reading and spelling through touch-typing. Suitable from ages seven to 107.

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Grow It Forward with Offaly Libraries

Grow it Forward with a free Seed Kit from Offaly Libraries. Phone or email us to request yours!!! #KeepWell

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Offaly Libraries Survey

We are looking for your feedback to help us develop our services for the next few years.

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Leaving Certificate 2021 Candidate Portal

The Leaving Certificate 2021 Candidate Self-Service Portal is now open!

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Comhrá Am Lóin i rith Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Tá Comhairle Chontae Uíbh Fháilí áthasach ‘Comhrá Am Lóin’ le Cathaoirleach, Clr John Carroll.

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Ireland Reads Day with Offaly Libraries

Offaly libraries have been running ‘Ireland Reads’ initiatives and events throughout February in the build up to the day.

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Keep Well with Offaly Libraries and Squeeze in a Read!

Keep Well with Offaly Libraries and Squeeze in a Read! Catch up on all the latest news in February's Newsletter.

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Upcoming Keep Well events

Offaly Libraries are running workshops to help us mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits.