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20 March 2024
Irish Astronomy Week at Westmeath Libraries

The second ever Irish Astronomy Week took place from the 9th - 16th March 2024. Westmeath Libraries were delighted to be able to take part this year, and hosted events in Athlone and Mullingar Libraries. Mullingar Library hosted Ivan Merrick, the current Chairperson of the Midlands Astronomy Club, on the 12th March for his talk […]

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12 March 2024
Engineers Week at the Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

Engineers Week 2024 took place from the 2nd March – 8th March. The Aidan Heavey Library had lots of exciting schools events taking place during the week. On Tuesday the Westmeath Fire & Rescue Service visited the library to give a talk on the fire & rescue service, including how engineering is an important part […]

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25 October 2023
Home Energy Saving Kits at Westmeath Libraries

As we move into the colder months of the year, our demand for energy rises. The Home Energy Saving Kit by Codema is an easy way to measure your energy usage and discover practical ways that you might be able to reduce your bills. The kits are available to borrow from Mullingar Library and Aidan […]

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16 October 2023
Free bedtime story books for all children, 4 years of age and under

 On the 6th October Roderic O’ Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development announced the First 5 Little Book at Bedtime initiative, in collaboration with public libraries and the Local Government Management Agency. Free bedtime story books and library card wallets are available at […]

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16 October 2023
Babies love Books! Find out more with Westmeath Libraries.

Do you know it’s never too early to start the reading habit? Westmeath Libraries is committed to supporting families in building their reading confidence and instilling a love of reading for fun.  A new Reading to your Baby guide has been launched with partners from Westmeath County Childcare Committee, Westmeath Community Development’s Empowering Communities Programme […]

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4 October 2023
Launch of 'Memories' Oral History Project at Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

The launch of the 'Memories' Oral History Project by Athlone Community Services Council CLG took place at the Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone on Tuesday 3rd October from 4 - 6pm. The project, completed over the course of a number of months, records the oral history memories of older people living in the Athlone area. After […]

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2 August 2023
Crafternoon at Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

It was up, up and away for our Crafternoon at Aidan Heavey Library last week. The children made hot air balloons! They turned out beautifully and each child made their own unique creation with different decorations and colours on the balloon. We were delighted to welcome our first cat to the group. Despite being tired […]

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6 April 2023
Easter colouring competition at Athlone Library

Athlone Library ran an Easter colouring competition for children in the lead up to Easter. Children that entered the competition were in with a chance to win an Easter egg! The winners have now been chosen and you can see some of the winning entries below. The pictures will be on display next week at […]

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5 April 2023
Easter Crafts at Athlone Library

We had lots of fun at our craft session at Athlone Library today. The children started off by making Easter themed bookmarks. Each child chose either to make an Easter bunny or an Easter chick. Everyone’s bookmark turned out really well as you can see from the pictures! Next they made pictures for the library […]

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23 February 2023
Ireland Reads 2023

Whether you are seasoned reader or ready to fall in love with literature again, join us for Ireland Reads on Saturday 25th February. Ireland Reads is a national day of reading and we encourage everyone, no matter their age or stage of reading to ‘Squeeze in a Read’ and take a pledge to read on […]

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