Mountmellick Library


Opening Hours

Tuesday: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-5:30pm

Thursday: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-5:30pm

Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm*

Closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekend

 

Contact Details

Phone: 057 8644572 or 057 8644588

Email: mountmellicklibrary@laoiscoco.ie

Address: O’Moore Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, R32 PX61

What’s on

The Gallery in Mountmellick Library will be delighted to host for the month of February the artist Siobhán Parkinson. Siobhán engages the power of imagination, dreamwork and meditation to inspire her creative visions. From an early age she found her easiest expression came through pens, pencils and a drawing pad. Conveying her inner worlds through illustration she continued to grow and nurture a style uniquely hers.  With a strong theme of nature, human spirit and the mysteries of the interconnectedness of all life, her pieces carry deep spiritual messages. Opening night for the exhibition is Tuesday 7th February, 6.30pm. It will be an evening of sound, light and soulful, heartfelt words. Siobhán will be hosting a sound experience with guided meditation followed by words inspired by the artwork and spoken by the Mountmellick Writers Group. All are welcome.

Poetry Circle: We’re delighted to announce our first in-person Poetry Circle after our many Zoom sessions! Join us on Friday February 24th in Mountmellick Library to celebrate, share and listen to poetry. What is your favourite poem? What poem resonates with you? Pick any poem, (except epics 😊!), that you want to read and share with us! If you don’t want to read, then join us to listen! You are also welcome to read some of our own work if you wish! Looking forward to seeing old friends and seeing some new faces also ! So email mountmellicklibrary@laoiscoco.ie or call 0578644572 for further details if you are interested!

Campaign against Period Poverty: As part of the campaign against period poverty free sanitary products will be available in the bathrooms of Mountmellick, Portlaoise and Abbeyleix libraries.

Writing Space: Mountmellick Library will be hosting a writing space on Thursday mornings where people can write/ journal and meet. If interested call 0578644572 or email mountmellicklibrary@laoiscoco.ie to find out more.

Home Energy Kits: The Home Energy Saving Kit contains six practical tools to help you save energy at home and can help identify common problems such as lack of insulation, poor ventilation and the appliances in the home that might be driving up electricity bills. You can borrow the kit for a duration of 2 weeks in order to conduct a mini home energy audit. If you wish to be added to the waiting list for this item call 0578644572 or email mountmellicklibrary@laoiscoco.ie.

Age Friendly Laois: Free to collect at Mountmellick Library:

  • I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) cards to be carried on the person, in a wallet or purse to provide valuable information to emergency first responders.
  • An information booklet to services for older persons in Laois
  • Message in a Bottle is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common place, where, in cases of emergency, the Emergency teams can easily access them.

Keep up to date with all our events in Mountmellick Library by checking in or following Laois Libraries Facebook page. The Mountmellick Library Facebook page is no longer active.

Lego Free Play on Saturday mornings in Mountmellick Library from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. No need to book just drop in and create together!

Book Clubs:

Our book clubs have returned in person so why not get your reading groove back on?!

Baby Book Club: Mountmellick Library Baby Book Club for 0-3yr olds aims to encourage sound awareness using action rhymes, songs and stories. This is a key building block in your child’s literacy. Every Tuesday morning at 10.30 a.m. Ring 0578644572 for further details.

Adult Book Club – the club is currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. All welcome.Ring 0578644572 for further details.

Junior Book Club –Meets monthly Suitable for ages 8-12 years. ring 0578644572 for further details.

Sensory Services:

Sensory  Toy Resource Collection: This service is for parents of children with additional needs who live in Co. Laois. The toys are designed to support the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills and communication skills.  To register for the service, you must have a referral letter from O.T., G.M.P., physio or other professional. For further details call 0578644572 or call into Mountmellick Library to pick up a booklet.

Sensory Room in Mountmellick Library: Following registration, this service is for the use of children and adults with additional needs with their parent/carer present. Following registration with a supply letter the room can be booked for 30 minute sessions. For further information contact Mountmellick Library at 0578644572.

Tovertafel Magic Table: The table has interactive light projection games specially designed for those with dementia, cognitive challenges, autism and learning difficulties. The projections respond to the touch of the players. Booking is essential for 30-minute slots.

 

For an up to date list of all upcoming library events, click here.

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