What can Longford Libraries offer you?

Longford County Library Service

There are six Libraries serving the community in Co. Longford. All of our libraries in Longford are branded “a welcoming space for all” to reflect the fact that we cater for everyone from the very young to the very old .

Membership is free of charge for everybody and 12 items :books, cd’s dvd’s, audio books can be borrowed  for a period of 3 weeks.  Your library card can now be used in any public library in the country.

Books can be renewed online at www.longfordlibrary.ie where you can also search the library catalogue of every public library in the country and request books etc, which will be delivered to your local library.

Preschool crèches, childcare group leaders and teachers are welcome to contact their local library and ask about getting block loans of  quality picture books, early readers etc. for use with the children for storytime etc.

Class visits can also be arranged to the library .There are lots of exciting events going on to inspire children to become readers including regular storytime, teddy bears picnics,  Children’s Book Festival, painting and drawing etc.

Here are some useful tips for  parents

 

  • Reading should be fun

  • Choose the right time to share a story with your toddler…make sure that the TV is turned off and there is a nice cosy atmosphere

  • Talk to your baby about the story and ask him questions. He wont understand but will get used to learning the way  a question sounds.

  • Encourage him/her to handle books-simply holding a book and turning the pages is a learning experience.

  • Give books as presents- they are beautiful and very special.

  • Remember sharing books is a wonderful way of  spending quiet time together talking to your child and listening to their answers.

So why not come along to your local library and become a member  today?  For more information checkout  www.longfordlibrary.ie or email:library@longfordcoco.ie or tel. 0433341124.