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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

Family Time at Your Library - December 2020

Longford Libraries’ annual Family Time at Your Library programme takes place during the month of December. The aim of this programme is to support the involvement of the whole family in children’s reading through a series of family friendly events:

We will have online storytime with familiar faces. We will also be sharing tips on our social media channels on how to encourage the reluctant reader and how to promote the joy of reading for pleasure.

Have you read a brilliant book lately, if so, why not share your book review with us?  Email your book review to library@longfordcoco.ie and make sure to include the following details: the author and title of the book; your name; and your age. Reviews should be no longer than 150 words. All book reviews that are published on our website will be entered into a draw and one child will win a National Book Token.

If you would like to be one of our Reading Champions send us a video of your family reading a short story together and we will post as many videos as we can online. We would love to get stories in lots of different languages.

We are also looking forward to a virtual storytime from the one and only Mrs Claus! Mrs Claus would love to hear all about the favourite books and authors of the children from County Longford. Send your name, age and the details of  your favourite book/author to library@longfordcoco.ie  Mrs Claus will be saying hello to all the boys and girls who email in and she will pick out one lucky child who will win a prize.

There will also be online arts and crafts and fun quizzes for all the family.

For further details on all our Family Time at Your Library events 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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