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Cavan's Summer Reads!!

Have you heard? The 2022 Cavan County Library’s ‘Summer Reads’ is in every library in Cavan! Switch off this Summer – 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 2022

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. It runs from 13th June - 31st August 2022. All children throughout Co. Cavan are invited to join the fun - it's easy to register and receive a Summer Stars Reading Card to keep track of progress . Every child who takes part will be awarded a certificate so pop into your local library and start your child on their adventure today!

Summer Programme for Children 2022 - BOOKING NOW OPEN!

Cavan Library Service has a packed programme of events for children over the summer months. There is something for everyone - art, music, puppet show, storytime, lego workshops, clay modelling and more! All events are FREE of charge! Demand is high so booking essential - so take a look and ring the relevant library to secure a place!


An online lecture presented by Cavan County Library Service, in association with Cavan County Council's Historian-in-Residence programme on Thursday 23rd June at 7.30pm.
On the night of 18 June 1922, during a raid on her home in Ardlougher, County Cavan, Margaret Livingstone, a 13 year old girl, was shot dead by a group of unknown men. This short lecture discusses Margaret, her life and the circumstances of her death, as well as the aftermath of this tragic event for the Livingstone family.
Presented as part of the Decade of Centenaries Commemorations in association with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


Cruinniú nÓg 11 June 2022


The free My Little Library Book Bags have arrived!!! Is your child starting school this September?? Call in to any library in Cavan collect a beautiful bag of books, including a guide for parents and a library card holder for your child. A lovely gift to encourage your child to read and to help them prepare for this big step!

The ‘My Little Library Book Bag’ initiative is a collaboration between libraries and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth as part of the First 5 Strategy.



Access and Finding Aid 

An index to this remarkable collection is available onlineA hard copy of the index is also available at the front desk in Johnston Central Library. 

To access items from the Bishop MacKiernan Collection, it is necessary to make an appointment. 

All enquiries must be directed to archives@cavancoco.ie


Cavan Library Service is delighted to offer free access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Collection, '1922-2022: A Century of Change Part 1&2'. For information on how to access this invaluable resirce contact archives@cavancoco.ie or ring 049 4378500.


With so many items to borrow and space to read, relax, explore, work or learn at your local library, no wonder people are just dropping in! #DropIn


In 2021 Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence, Dr Brendan Scott  presented a very successful programme of webisodes, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and published a collection of historical essays as part of the ongoing Decade of Centenaries Commemorations. 

You can enjoy the Autumn 2021 Lecture Series and all other online events on www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries

The 'Cavan History' Podcast Series is available on Spotify, Acast and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries


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