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Mindfulness and Poetry

Laois Libraries are delighted to host an evening of mindfulness and poetry with Orlaith O’Sullivan on Wednesday 23rd March at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Join us for an evening of mindfulness practice devoted to beautiful silence and words. Email to book your space.

Work Matters at your Library

Work Matters is a national initiative which aims to support small businesses and employment online and at your local library.  The library is a place to explore, learn and connect. Work Matters is a partnership between Libraries Ireland, Intreo, Citizens Information, Employment Training Boards and Local Enterprise Offices  If you […]

Competition-Create your own Bookmark for Laois County Library Services

Laois County Library Service are running a  Create your own “Comic Strip” book mark competition. There are 2 age categories-Closing date 15th  of May 2020.   Winners will have their designs printed as bookmarks for use in all Laois Libraries . Forms and templates are available to download here  

Library Closures due to COVID 19

Laois  County Library Service has closed all public libraries in Laois  as a precautionary measure following public health advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak and cancelled all upcoming library events. Libraries will be closed from Friday 13th of March to Sunday 29th, inclusive. Updates will be posted on the library […]

Fighting Words Laois -Volunteers Needed!

Laois County Library Service in association with Local Creative Youth Partnership / LOETB and supported by Creative Ireland Laois is establishing a FIGHTING WORDs programme in Laois. The aim is to help children, young people, and adults to discover and harness the power of their imaginations and creative writing skills.  […]

Laois County Library Services Reader-in-Residence

Laois County Library Service with the support of Creative Ireland seeks to award a contract for services for a Reader- in -Residence .  Reading  and literacy is at the heart of the public library service in Laois  and the new public library strategy,” Our Public Libraries 2022 – Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities”.  Laois […]

Healthy Ireland at Your Local Library

Lots of great Healthy Ireland events coming up in libraries all around the county. For more information on the Healthy Ireland initiative visit

Library Services -June Bank Holiday 2018

All libraries will close on Saturday June 2nd for Bank holiday weekend. Normal hours resume on Tuesday 5th of June . For more detail check here You can renew your library items over the weekend here

Make Your Own Fairytale Forest

Portarlington Library :Join storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder in this magical craft session and listen to her stories of thorny woods and mysterious creatures. She grew up in Germany near the old Fairy Tale Road where the Brothers Grimm collected tales like Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty. It is fair to […]

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