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Children, Teens and Schools

Schools Library Service

Teachers are welcome to contact the Schools Library Department, in relation to any special stock requirements that they need for their school libraries.  Our service includes class novels, fiction and factual books for children of all ages and abilities, dual language books, very large picture books suitable for storytelling and resource material.

Contact Details:

School Library Service, Longford Co Library HQ, Town Centre, Longford, Co. Longford. Tel: 043  3341124.
School Librarian: Ms Gráinne Milner: gmilner@longfordcoco.ieemcguinness@longfordcoco.ie

Children's Book Festival 2020 - Design Your Own Bookmark Competition

County Longford Library Services are delighted to present an exciting and fun filled programme of events for our annual Children’s Books Festival. The festival will run throughout the month of October and we have something for all ages and interests.

This year we are thrilled to be running a ‘Design your own Bookmark’ competition which will celebrate the creativity of the children of our county. There are two age groups 5-8 and 9-13. Entry forms are available from Longford, Ballymahon, Lanesboro, Granard and Drumlish Libraries. To arrange collection please contact your local branch. Strictly one entry per child. The winning entry in each category will be printed professionally and will be available in each of our branch libraries.

To print an entry form, click here.

The art of storytelling is alive and well in County Longford and we are delighted to host online storytelling with our wonderful and very talented staff, Rosemary, Stella and Eimear. There will be fabulous online arts and crafts with Jess from Mudbugs and Stella. You can learn how to make delicious Halloween treats online with Fiona Egan, Cloghan Farm. We will also be looking forward to a virtual spooky storytelling with the amazing Chris Thompson on Halloween.

For more information on all of our events please contact keep an eye on our social media channels.

Children's Book Reviews

Reading a book review is one good way of discovering new books and authors. If you would like to tell others about a good book that you have read why not write a review and we will show it on our website.

Try to keep the review to a maximum of 150 words and don't forget to submit your name and address  as well as the title and author of the book. You can drop the review into your local branch or email it to library@longfordcoco.ie

Services for Teenagers

Longford County Library offers free membership to everyone.  There are  teenage reading sections in all library branches with  a wide selection of books from renowned teenage authors such as Darran Shan, Gareth Nix, Anthony Horowitz and Kate Thompson  and others as well as a selection of magazines and newspapers.

Teens who have obtained parental consent may access our internet and wifi service. Please take time to read our . 

Our libraries also provide access to a number of online CD's such as the Driver Theory Test as well as free access from the library or from home to our Online Services

As well as books and newspapers, many of our libraries stock a wide selection of music CD's and DVD's to suit all  teen tastes from rock to pop.

Why not pop in and visit your local library today!

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