Library Management Services

Wexford County Council Public Library Service, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford, Co Wexford, Y35 WY93

Wexford Public Library Services are provided by Wexford County Council. The service provides access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies.

The library service is universal in that it is provided free of charge and available to all age groups. However, it does provide services targeting children and young people summarised below. Wexford Library Services have a total registered membership of children and students of 30,621. Of that figure, 15,485 have used a library in the past year.

Library Programmes / Services

Target Age Group

Programme / Service

Location

Preschool

  • Toddler Storytime (weekly)
  • Ready To Read (pilot)

Each library branch Templeshannon (2013)

Primary School

  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • Junior Book Clubs
  • Various Festivals (Childrens Book Festival, Science Week, Storytelling festival etc).
  • Crafts events (weekends and mid-term breaks)
  • Child Development Collection (books for children and teens on anxiety, stress, worry etc)
  • Public Library Services to Primary School;
    • Block Loans of classroom collections
    • Classroom Novels Scheme
    • Small project collections on nominated subjects
    • Class visits to library
    • Participation in library programming e.g. author visits, science workshops, reading challenges etc.
  • Mobile library service (26 rural school stops and 33 community stops)

Countywide (contact individual library branch for details)

Secondary School

  • Classroom Novels Scheme
  • Class visits to library
  • Participation in library programming e.g. author visits, science workshops etc.

Parents / Adults

  • Talks / workshops on topics such as “Inspiring your Child to Read”, interactive workshops between parents and children.
  • Book collection on topics such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, parenting etc.
  • Job Seekers Courses
  • Computer literacy courses
  • Business information service
  • Internet access/printing
Opening Times: 

Monday - Friday, 09:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:30

(not open to the public)

Coverage Area: 
Wexford
Enniscorthy
Gorey
New Ross