Family Time At Your Library

Every December Westmeath Libraries celebrates Family Time At Your Library. This is a national initiative that takes part in libraries all around Ireland supporting the whole family in getting involved with children's reading. We will have a range of activities in all our libraries for families to enjoy. The Family Time at your Library events aim to support a family-focused approach to reading with children as part of the national Right to Read programme and to increase awareness of the benefits of reading and promote reading as a fun, recreational activity for children.

2022 Events & Activities

  • 1st December at 3pm in Moate Library
  • 1st December at 5pm in Kilbeggan Library
  • 9th December at 4pm in Athlone Library
  • 20th Dec at 3.30pm in Mullingar Library

These events will book out fast so make sure to book your child's place today - register by contacting your local library, or online at

Christmas Storytimes

Drop in to your local library for a Christmas storytime this festive season.

  • 2nd December at 3.15pm in Kilbeggan Library
  • 9th December at 3.15 in Kilbeggan Library
  • 10th December at 11am in Castlepollard Library - with Fia Rua
  • 13th December at 3.30pm in Mullingar Library - A Christmas Carol
  • 16th December at 3.15 Kilbeggan Library

Movies at the library

  • 15th December at 3.30pm in Mullingar Library - Home Alone!
  • 15th December at 3.30pm in Castlepollard Library
  • 30th December at 11am in Athlone Library - Happy Feet

and so much more...

  • 3rd December at 11am - Ready Steady Play: Music & Movement in Moate Library
  • 9th December at 3.30pm - Christmas Crafts in Mullingar Library - Book here. This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about sustainability in a fun & interactive way and bring home upcycled crafts they make themselves from waste materials
  • 10th December at 11am - Ready Steady Play: Music & Movement in Athlone Library
  • 13th December at 3.15pm - Christmas Card Crafting in Castlepollard Library
  • 17th December at 11.30am - Lego in Athlone Library
  • 29th December at 11.30am - enjoy some post-Christmas Lego in Athlone Library

Library Craft Corner

Westmeath Libraries have put together some little craft sessions and we invite you to join in on all the fun!!

We will promote our craft sessions in advance here and on our social media platforms such as Facebook, instagram and Twitter.

Each craft session will have accompanying Activity Packs, that you can pick up in any of our Westmeath libraries.


Unicorn Popcorn Box

Why not create your very own Unicorn Popcorn Box!!!

Click on the link above.