Local Cllr Charlie O’Connor, has welcomed the commencement of the Building Programme on the new Castletymon Library which is to cost 2.8 million euros. The original Library at Castletymon closed in December 2017 after the Council’s lease on the premises ended.

Charlie O’Connor has continued to press Council Management for an early start to the Building Programme and he believes that there is strong support in the community for this development. He last raised the matter with Council Management at the meeting of the Tallaght Area Committee in December last when he also asked for assurances that “everything possible is still being done to provide temporary Library services to the local community”. He was told on that occasion that “the contractor McDermott & Trearty Construction Ltd will commence works on site in January and it is anticipated that the building works will take approximately 12 months to complete”.

 

The report added that “library services continue to be provided from the mobile library each Thursday outside St Aengus Community Centre from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm along with other stops in the area outlined on the mobile route under H-I(3). The public continue to request books and other libray items from other branch libraries, which are distributed locally through the mobile library service. Schools and crèches are provided with bulk loans and invited to partake in organized events and activities. Where possible staff visits local schools and crèches, organising storytime and this work will continue for 2019” Charlie O’Connor has assured the local community that he will continue to monitor the situation on their behalf and he wished the project well.