Twin Towns library opened its doors in The Base Enterprise Centre on 28th June 2016. Community and Culture were alive and well on the 17th November 2017 when Library staff and community came together to celebrate the new library with a special open day featuring music, readings, some entertaining and poignant speeches as well as lively stories for children (and adults!) alike.
This library is a modern vibrant and accessible space with many attractive features and services for the public to of avail of including a self service kiosk , computer suite, photocopying/printing facilities, study/reading areas , and a beautiful storytelling chair to name but a few. The design of the chair , unveiled to the public in November 2017, drew inspiration from Frances Browne’s “Granny’s wonderful chair” . Frances Browne, the “blind poetess of Ulster” was a novelist and poetess born in the “Twin Towns” in 1816. The storytelling chair is proving to be a very popular feature and with its “room for two” aspect, a parent can read to their child, a grandparent to their grandchild. Why not come to the library and try it for size?
Free Library membership across the county grants you access to many services in-branch and online for free. Borrow items from us and return to any public library in Ireland. There is a facility to reserve and renew your loans online. Teachers and childcare providers have the possibility of taking larger loans for a longer period (40 books for 84 days). To avail of this please bring a letter from the school when signing up.
Twin Towns library supports several book clubs in the area by providing book sets on a monthly basis on request. Outreach services are provided regularly to schools and preschools throughout the year. For information on any of our services why not drop in or give us a call.
Groups can avail of private tours or sessions during scheduled hours (Am Sceidealaithe), just contact staff to arrange an appointment.
We offer services to people from every age group. We host annual programmes of events for Bealtaine, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Wainfest along with our Summer Reading Programme for children.
Whether it’s a place you need for a relaxing read or information on sourcing books for a book club, school, college or preschool why not drop in and see for yourself what’s on offer.
Check out our What’s On Calendar for up-to-date event listings.