Book a study space

From Monday, 20th September 2021 Westmeath Libraries are extending our services. You will now be able to book a study space online or use a computer and wifi. 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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Westmeath Libraries App

You can now download the free Westmeath Libraries App which will allows you to search the catalogue and checkout your own books using your phone. Available on both Android and Apple devices, simply search your app/play store for Westmeath Libraries. Manage your account, search the catalogue, renew and reserve books all from your own phone... Continue Reading →

Heritage Week 2021

Westmeath Libraries celebrates Heritage Week 2021.Starting from the 14th to 20th August with an assortment of online activities for all ages to enjoy. Videos will be available on Facebook and will cover topics such as Vikings, Astronomers and Genealogy to name a few.#librariesireland Learn all about the Stone AgeThe story of the VikingsStreet Furniture of... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Arthur C Clarke Award

The shortlist for this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced, and the titles up for consideration are The Infinite - Patience Agbabi (Canongate)Search the catalogue : Download the ebook/eAudioThe Vanished Birds – Simon Jimenez (Titan)Search the catalogue : Download the ebook/eAudioVagabonds – Hao Jingfang (Head of Zeus)Search the catalogue : Download the ebook/eAudioEdge... Continue Reading →

Create your Dream Machine

Here's a family challenge and the Sky is the Limit... Get together, get thinking, and get creating your very own Dream Machine to reach for the Summer Stars. Show us how you can buy Zero and still be a Summer Stars Hero!Think cardboard, tin foil, markers, paper plates, buttons, elastic, cable ties, who knows what... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

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