At a recent area committee meeting, local Councillor Charlie O’Connor enquired about the soon to open Castletymon Library “To ask the Chief Executive will he now confirm plans for the opening to
the public of Castletymon Library, will he detail services to be offered and also plans to promote the availability of services.”
South Dublin County Council confirmed the library is on course to open in quarter three. The reply included “The tender for the furniture has been awarded and we expect delivery in May. Fit-out of
books and other items will follow and we expect opening the library in Q3. A full range of library services will be available in the new library, including adult, young adult and children’s services. Books, DVDs, CDs, Newspapers and Magazines will be available for borrowing along with free access to the Internet and Wi-Fi. Computer classes will be offered as well as online information, E-Books, E-Audio and other online resources. Regular storytimes are planned, along with STEAM activities, class visits and Babies Love Books sessions.”
In terms of promotion work is underway with the local community, contacts have been made to date with the local schools in the area and they are working with Rose Cottage and Tymon North Community Unit to provide ACORN tablets for older people and music sessions. Creative writing sessions for Tymon Park Friends are planned. Contact with St. Aengus Community Centre and Kilnamanagh Family Recreation Centre. Series of Toys, Technology and Training events for Parents and children with additional needs, promoted initially through the local schools. First Five Little Library bag to be distributed to Early Learning Centres in May. And Early Years music generation sessions planned for June, along with recycling workshops for children.