Dormant Accounts Fund

27 February 2023
Sensory Play in Westmeath Libraries

Sensory play is a great way of engaging all of your senses in a fun way. Here in Westmeath Libraries we are delighted to have sensory rooms in Athlone and Mullingar Libraries, a sensory feature in Moate Library and a mobile sensory trolley in Castlepollard Library. All of our libraries also have sensory toys for […]

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24 November 2022
Bridge the Gap

As part of our Bridge the Gap programme we are delighted to welcome Mary Moran along for an online talk on 12th Dec 2022, at 11am. Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia can be barriers to learning and working. As part of our Bridge the Gap programme Westmeath Libraries are hosting a number of talks and workshops […]

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10 November 2022
Irish Sign Language

Westmeath Libraries wishes to enhance the quality of life for all the people of Westmeath by promoting inclusive services. To combat the social exclusion that Deaf people can face we wish to raise awareness amongst library staff, and all our users. To this end Mullingar Library hosted a number of signed storytimes with an ISL […]

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10 October 2022
C-Pens now available in Westmeath Libraries

Westmeath Libraries are delighted to announce that C-Pens are now available to use in the library. The C-Pen is a wonderful tool for anyone learning English, or for people with reading difficulties such as dyslexia. It can also be of benefit to people with vision problems, as this portable device reads text out aloud to […]

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6 September 2022
Sensory stories

We are delighted to announce a series of events in Westmeath Libraries around the world of Sensory Story times. Sensory stories can open up a world of different experiences for participants. This programme of events will include story times in our libraries, as well as a series of talks for parents/carers/teachers. Funded by Dormant Accounts […]

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26 August 2022
LOTE online for kids now available

LOTE online for kids is now available to all members of Westmeath Libraries. This is an online database of digital picture books in World Languages that allows children to enjoy the magic of books in Languages Other Than English. There are 1500+ digital picture books in 50+ languages, with new books and languages released each […]

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22 December 2021
Celebration of Diversity

Westmeath Libraries hosted a variety of online events in 2021 celebrating diversity and sharing experiences involving participants from a wide variety of backgrounds as Westmeath emerged from COVID. The programme celebrates neurodiversity and mental health as well as promoting equality and opportunities for all, and highlights the library as a community space for all. Creative […]

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11 November 2021
Parenting talks

As part of Westmeath Libraries' Celebration of Diversity we held two online parenting talks in early November with Sheelagh O'Grady: Supporting parents in raising a healthy and happy LGBTQI+ child was held on the 4th November and Parenting in a Multicultural Society was held on 10th November. Our presenter on both evenings was Sheelagh O'Grady, […]

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6 February 2020
Sensory spaces and Magic Tables

Sensory Spaces Westmeath Libraries are delighted to make available our new Sensory Spaces in Athlone and Mullingar libraries. These spaces are available for use by children and adults of all ages and abilities. A mobile sensory unit is also available for booking in Castlepollard Library. If you would like to visit and use our Sensory […]

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