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 →

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 →

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 →

Summer Stars are here!

Drop into your local Westmeath library and sign up to be a Summer Star and take a journey through the world of books this summer. It is easy to join, children register in the library and pick up their reading card from the desk. The Summer Star programme is now open, and runs until the... Continue Reading →

Get Ireland Growing – 19th June 2021

Why not celebrate Get Ireland Growing day, by using as many homegrown ingredients as possible in creating a delicious meal, ideal for outdoor dining? My meal is of barbequed Vegetable Skewers with a Salad, followed by barbequed Spuds with homemade Pesto. I already had a batch of my “Back Garden Pesto” made (and it featured... Continue Reading →

Planting a sensory garden

In May we were delighted to host a workshop with local gardener and business woman Anna Browne. Forming part of our #KeepWell campaign this event aimed to help people get out into the garden and develop their own sensory gardens. Gardening in general is a great way to switch off and clear your head, and... Continue Reading →

Clematis montana

A very welcome sight in April is Clematis montana in bloom. It is one  of the early flowering clematis. A vigorous deciduous climber, in late spring it is covered with a mass of small blooms for about four weeks. The flowers are white or pink, four-petalled, with prominent yellow anthers. This plant can be spotted... Continue Reading →

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