Breaking News

Decade of Centenaries Historian-in-Residence programme

Cavan County Council’s Historian in Residence, Dr Brendan Scott has been appointed to draw a Cavan based focus on the Decade of Centenaries. History lectures, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays are among the range initiatives planned as Dr Scott charts this tumultuous period in Irish history. All content can be found on www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries and on facebook.com/cavancoco

Cavan's Summer Reads!!

Have you heard? The 17th edition of Cavan County Library’s ‘Summer Reads’ is in every library in Cavan! Switch off this Summer – let’s face it, we all deserve it, and what better way than to get lost in a book. Whether it is crime, thrillers, romance, real life stories, family sagas, as gaeilge scéalta, our Summer Reads compilation has something to satisfy everyone’s reading tastes. Download a copy of 'Summer Reads' then pop into your local library to browse the collection or grab a copy of the book that takes your fancy! Tell us all about your reads too..we would love to hear some feedback... facebook.com/CavanLibrary

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. It will run from 14th June - 31st August 2021. All children throughout Co. Cavan are invited to join the adventure and enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme and will receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!




Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence, Dr Brendan Scott will present a programme of webisodes, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays in the coming months as part of the ongoing Decade of Centenaries Commemorations. 

Events will premiere on Cavan County Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries 

NEW!!! The first episode in the new 'Cavan History' Podcast Series is available on Spotify, Acast and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries.

In this first episode Dr. Jonathan Cherry and Historian in Residence Dr. Brendan Scott discuss 'Lord Farnham and Partition'  Tune in fornightly on Thursday evenings from 22 July for new episodes!




Join in and #GrowItForward. Together with @LibrariesIre, @HealthyIreland, @LGMAIreland have distributed 50k free seed packs to people across Ireland, asking them to share their seeds, seedlings or produce with 10 people.

How are you getting on with your Grow it Forward seeds?  Mags has a recorded a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.  Follow her videos HERE.

We would love to see how you are getting on. Send in your photos or videos to cootehilllibrary@cavancoco.ie or share on facebook.com/CavanLibrary


Your Online LIbrary   Healthy Ireland in Your Library   Book Delivery / Community Call 






Library Online  Events   Local Studies    Flickr Image Gallery


Cavan Library Service publishes 'The Bookmark', a monthly newsletter which features up-to-date information on all Cavan libraries, our events and general library news.

View this months issue of The Bookmark here







The ‘Mind Yourself’ reading guide contains reviews and recommendations of over 400 books for children and young people from birth to age eighteen and is designed as a ‘first-aid kit’ for worries, sadness, loneliness, anxiety and any number of feelings that a young person may want to explore during these anxious times of COVID 19!

The guide contains mental health and wellbeing information from Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, including tips and coping strategies for young people and advice for adults on supporting children to build resilience.

The guide is available free of charge at your local library, and may be picked up free of charge when libraries re-open. In the meantime it may be downloaded HERE

Take a look at the CBI BOOKS MAKE THINGS BETTER guide too!



A great way to keep in touch with Cavan Library Service during the COVID-19 restrictions is to follow us on Facebook.

Cavan Library       Bailieborough Library

Cootehill Library        Belturbet Library