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Glin Draft Public Realm Plan is on display in the library and you are invited to come in and look and fill a comment sheet to say whether you approve or disapprove and give your own ideas as regards the … Continue reading
It is nice to be welcoming some holiday makers from around the world as well as the locals who love to use the library where books and internet access are free to all. All book requests are catered for as … Continue reading
The pages shown above come from Monemohill School project which was done in 1938. It shows the difference in lifestyle to today’s youngsters who are more familiar with iPhones and similar gadgets. Interesting reading.
It has been a busy week in Glin Library. On Wednesday there was a Storytime session with the children from Ballyhahill Preschool who enjoyed listening to the stories which Peg read. They also like the “Imagination” story and were very … Continue reading
Peg is taking holidays from May 6 to end of the month. Arrangements have been made for the library to be open every Wednesday between 10 and 2 pm and all day on Fridays (10 to 1 and 2 to 5) … Continue reading
To welcome in the Spring the library is hosting an evening with Paul O’Brien, a Dublin man now living in Glin, who will sing some well known ballads as well as his own compositions. All are welcome to come along … Continue reading
Happy New Year to all. The library is starting off the year with a mini exhibition of Book Art by Lillian Fealy of Listowel. It is amazing what books can be used for after reading them. Before Christmas we had … Continue reading
Glin library will close on this Friday 23rd at 3 pm until Tuesday 3rd January at 10 am. Happy Christmas to all readers. I invite all lapsed readers to make a New Year’s resolution to renew your library membership and … Continue reading
The library will be closed all the week after Christmas Day to Tuesday January 3rd.
Glin Library’s Booktree and Snowman is being much admired. If you haven’t seen it please do visit. Any special requests for books for Christmas will be attended to as quickly as possible so please let me know. The following are some … Continue reading
The library will be closed on Friday 18th.
Hallelujah!!! To mark the passing of Leonard Cohen there will be an evening with Paul O’Brien singing Cohen songs in the Knockdown Arms on this Sunday evening November 13th from 8.30 pm. Please tell all your friends as this will … Continue reading
Glin Library has a very interesting Local History corner which contains many copies of the journals from the Comprehensive School Tarbert but would like to fill some gaps. If anybody has copies which they no longer need for the years … Continue reading
Congratulations to Glin Tidy Towns Congratulations to Glin town The pride of the Estuary They’ve won the “Limerick’s Going for Gold” Sponsored by the Council and JP. With ten grand there for the spending Great things for Glin lie … Continue reading
Unfortunately the internet is misbehaving in the library these days and may not be back til next week. Printing facilities are available. There are new titles in the 9 – 12 section. All requests for specific titles are always catered … Continue reading
It is that time of year again when we are required to calculate our service indicator for library visits. This service indicator is the main measurement for public library use in the country and is a vital indicator of how … Continue reading
The library will remain open on Friday but the computers will not be available due to no electricity. However, please note that the library will be CLOSED ALL NEXT WEEK for holidays.
10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Limerick Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city, was founded by the Vikings in 812. Limerick is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, with a Charter of Incorporation older than that of London’s, dating back to 1197! Limerick … Continue reading
The library will be closed on Tuesday August 9th and on Wednesday morning August 10. Open Wednesday night at 6pm to 8pm as usual.
Those of you who work online can now renew your books by going into the following link https://librariesireland.iii.com/iii/encore/homepage… Register your name and work away. Ask at library desk if you have any problem. A handy tip for a pin number … Continue reading
The library is open again after one week’s holidays. New changes have come into being in the last week. Please ask at desk if you have any queries. It is important to return your books on time or renew them … Continue reading
The library will be closed on this Thursday and Friday. It will be closed again on Friday 8th July to Friday 15th inclusive for annual holidays. After the holidays all libraries will be migrated to a new Library Management System called Sierra. … Continue reading
Unfortunately the electricity will be cut off in Glin library on next Wednesday 15th June so the library will not be able to offer computer service. However, seeing as the sun is shining we can manage without light or heat … Continue reading
The library is one of the venues for the Fleadh Cheoil competitions this weekend. Go n’eirí an t’ádh le gach duine. Window boxes arrived just in time. May the glorious weather continue.
Glin Library was the venue for the opening of the County Fleadh Ceoil on Monday May 30th with “Tunes and Words”. John Healy of Glin Comhaltas welcomed about 70 people, including children who attended and took part. There was music, … Continue reading
The following article was written by Paddy Faley 32 years ago this week in 1984, which turned out to be roasting summer. The Shakey I witnessed a phenomenal incident in the month of May. It was in the area of … Continue reading
The Knight’s Walk in Glin
Glin Library is happy to accommodate “Tunes and Words” with Gabriel Fitzmaurice to start off the Fleadh Ceoil Luimnigh on Monday 30th May at 7.30 pm. This is a night for children of all ages and of course their parents. … Continue reading
Exciting news. Limerick City and County libraries now offer e-services. Books and magazines and videos can be downloaded to your Smartphone or tablet – once you are member. They can be read at home or away, day or night. And … Continue reading
There is a very interesting exhibition in Glin Library by the Back to Education group in Abbeyfeale on the Forgotten Women of the Revolution and the Children of the Revolution. All welcome to come and see and read during opening … Continue reading
Please remember the new opening times as follows; TUE – 10.00-1.00 & 2.00-5.00 WED – 10.00-1.00 & 6.00-8.00 THU – 11.00-2.00 FRI – 10.00-1.00 & 2.00-5.00 There are lots of new titles in stock so you are … Continue reading
Please note the new opening hours for Glin library from this week. Monday: Closed Tuesday 10 to 1pm & 2 to 5pm Wednesday 10 to 1 pm and 6 to 8pm Thursday 11 to 2 pm Friday 10 to 1 … Continue reading
New Hours for Glin library as follows. Pass the word around. Starting on the week of Tuesday March 15. Monday: closed Tuesday 10 to 1pm & 2 to 5pm Wednesday 10 to 1 pm and 6 to 8pm Thursday 11 … Continue reading
Santa Claus arrived early to Glin Library, clicked a button and put the library online so now it is on a par with all the county libraries. From now on all customers will be given a card with their own barcode … Continue reading
The library will be closed on Friday 20th. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Brigid Fitzgerald’s photographs of local places is receiving great attention in the library. Feel free to drop in during opening hours and see for yourself how lovely they are. They are priced very reasonably also.
Fiontar, DCU, and the National Folklore Collection in UCD have been working for some time on a project digitising the 1937-39 Schools Collection on a county-by-county basis, see http://www.duchas.ie. The project is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and … Continue reading
Happy Birthday Glin Library! Ha
Happy Birthday Glin Library Friday 11th September was an auspicious day in Glin Library as it was celebrating its 10th birthday. Despite the rain which bucketed down all day it received a steady stream of visitors. At 3pm the children … Continue reading
Glin Library, while celebrating its 10th birthday, is delighted to display art by Phyllis Costello, Bernie Costello and Lisa Daly. Some pieces are for sale. Friday 11th will be a party day with little treats for all callers! Fáilte roimh … Continue reading
Glin Library Glin Library is ten years old this September. Thanks to all who continue to use this great facility in the area. At present there are 300 members registered. Over 45,000 books have been read since it opened. To celebrate the birthday, on … Continue reading
Glin Library will be ten years old in September. On Friday September 11. from 3pm to 5 pm, there will be a few treats for all callers especially those children who are ten years old this year also. Those who … Continue reading
In order to encourage children to read during the summer the library will award certificates to all children who will read 10 books during the summer. Ask for your Buzz card on your next visit.
Glin Library has lots of new books aged 9 – 12 years to keep the children occupied during the summer holidays. Since the library opened in September 2005 over 45,000 books have been issued. The library is a great facility providing … Continue reading
It is approaching summer holidays for the schools so there will be no Class visits until September but I invite all the children to continue visiting the library during the summer. Get your parents to bring you. One does not have … Continue reading
The oldest woman in the parish Liza Mulvihill will be buried tomorrow Thursday 7th May. She was born in the 19th August 1915. The following is an interview I did with her in 2010. Laughing with Liza “You must be … Continue reading
One of the oldest members of Glin Library, Liza Mulvihill, died last weekend in her 100th year. Liza had been reading up to very recently and enjoyed all her years. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday in August. She … Continue reading