What we do

17 September 2021
Book a study space

To book click on the relevant link below or contact your local library for further information. You can also phone library HQ on 044 9332162 or email library@westmeathcoco.ie Athlone Library - Book a table | Login to the PCs with your library card number  | Ask at the desk to use the meeting room.Castlepollard Library - Book a Table | Login to the PCs […]

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1 September 2021
Summer stars

Today is the first day of September, which also marks the end of this years Summer Stars reading adventure in libraries around Ireland. We hope you enjoyed all of our online summer storytimes, our crafts videos, and scavenger hunts. And that you found lots of great book to read and enjoy this year. You can […]

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26 July 2021
Library Development Plan

Westmeath Libraries is preparing a Library Development Plan 2021 - 2026. We are looking for your feedback to help us develop our services for the next five years. Tell us what you think about your local library and let us know how the library service can be developed to meet your needs and that of […]

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23 July 2021
Summer Stars crafting fun

We may not have been able to host events in the library but here in Westmeath Libraries we are still celebrating all the Summer Stars coming through our doors and signing up for their reading adventure. We hope you have already picked up your card from your local library, but if not call in and […]

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9 July 2021
Jam Making

by Irene in Mullingar Library Summer is here and that means it’s Jam making time! Fruit picking is a great way to spend time outdoors and all the family can get involved. Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries  as well as black, red and white currants are all ripening and make the most delicious jams, preserves and cordials. […]

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24 June 2021
Summer Stars are here!

Drop into your local Westmeath library and sign up to be a Summer Star and take a journey through the world of books this summer. It is easy to join, children register in the library and pick up their reading card from the desk. The Summer Star programme is now open, and runs until the […]

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18 June 2021
Get Ireland Growing - 19th June 2021

Why not celebrate Get Ireland Growing day, by using as many homegrown ingredients as possible in creating a delicious meal, ideal for outdoor dining? My meal is of barbequed Vegetable Skewers with a Salad, followed by barbequed Spuds with homemade Pesto. I already had a batch of my “Back Garden Pesto” made (and it featured […]

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2 June 2021
Planting a sensory garden

In May we were delighted to host a workshop with local gardener and business woman Anna Browne. Forming part of our #KeepWell campaign this event aimed to help people get out into the garden and develop their own sensory gardens. Gardening in general is a great way to switch off and clear your head, and […]

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18 May 2021
Clematis montana

A very welcome sight in April is Clematis montana in bloom. It is one  of the early flowering clematis. A vigorous deciduous climber, in late spring it is covered with a mass of small blooms for about four weeks. The flowers are white or pink, four-petalled, with prominent yellow anthers. This plant can be spotted […]

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5 May 2021
Better ways to connect

At the end of April we were delighted to welcome Psychotherapist and Play Therapist Karen Stewart to Westmeath Libraries for a virtual talk on Better Ways to connect. Karen talked about ways to establish, maintain and strengthen better connection with ourselves, our children and our community. We know not everyone could make it to the […]

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