Parenting Support Programme

Laois Libraries together with Offaly Libraries are delighted to co-deliver a series of online talks and in-person workshops for parents at various stages throughout the year. Supported by Laois Offaly Children and Young People’s Services Committees ( CYPSC ), the Parenting Support Programme invites experts to discuss a broad range of parenting topics currently impacting our children.

The aim of the programme is to to give parents simple and practical strategies to help them build healthy relationships with their children and confidently manage issues as they arise.

The programme will return in September 2023 and will be open to everyone including parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, teachers, special needs assistants and those working with children and young people.


Portarlington Library Wed 27th September @10.30am
This workshop is suitable for babies from birth to precrawler age. On the day parents will be thought how to do simple reflexology routines on your own child that will help them as they grow.

For ages: 0-3 years. Portlaoise Library Wednesday 25th October @ 3.00pm

In this workshop, we will play improvised, fun and exciting interactive music activities,

like sound games and stories with our voices and home instruments (Musical instruments provided).

Portlaoise Library Wed 1st November @11am.  Family Fake-away – a parent and child (6-12years) event .  Booking essential

Mountmellick Library Sat 11th November @11am.  Booking essential. Ring 057 8644572 or email to book your spot

Online Events 

Both of these events will take place over Zoom.  To register email





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