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Children & Young People

Donegal County Library has an extensive range of material to meet the informational and recreational needs of children & young people. Access to books is recognised as the most important factor in children’s reading development. The library is a gateway to the world of knowledge for children and stimulates imagination and creativity.


Library Resources for Children and Young People

Resources include:

  • Picturebooks for younger children
  • Earlyreaders for beginners
  • Non-fiction for children and young people
  • Childrens and youth fiction titles
  • Junior Reference section
  • Audio Books
  • DVDs
  • Computers & Internet Access


Services for Schools

We welcome visits from primary & post-primary classes and we are happy to visit schools. A teacher may borrow up to 35 books for 12 weeks.  Simply bring along a letter signed by the principal and we will sign you up at the desk with a special block loan card.

Some of our libraries can deliver books directly to schools, please contact your local library for further details.


Homework help

 The library is a great place to find information for help with homework/school projects. Ask to see our selection of Donegal-related cuttings from magazines, newspaper and journal articles.  Use them to tackle that homework /school project and check out our online resources.  If you are looking for information about Ireland, our country, our culture, our heritage and the way we work and play, check out the Ask about Ireland website.


Library Events

In October each year, Donegal County Library, in conjunction with other Cultural Service Departments, hosts Wainfest - a festival of books, arts and music for children of all ages. 

Various other activities are held throughout the year, including exhibitions and author visits.  Check out the many library events organised for children and young adults on the What's on page. 

These include events during:

Other activities also available are:

  • Rhyme time for pre-schoolers
  • Book Clubs
  • Summer Reading programmes for children of all ages

For further details on membership and library charges, use this FAQs page link.











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