Upcoming Events

Poetry Competition

Date and time: 13 July 2017 @ 00:00 to 13 August 2017 @ 00:00

Cootehill Library has joined with Cootehill Arts Festival in celebrating creativity with a Poetry Competition for children and teenagers.  The challenge is to write a poem about a scarecrow at the circus! 150 words or less.  The closing date is 13th August so get scribbling! Return all entries to Cootehill Library.  Good Luck!

Download your entry form  Cootehill Library and Cootehill Arts Festival Poetry Competition Word

                                           Cootehill Library and Cootehill Arts Festival Poetry Competition  PDF



Children's Summer Programme!

Date and time: 15 June 2017 @ 00:00 to 25 August 2017 @ 00:00

Cavan Library Service can keep your children happy and active all summer long!

Our Summer Programme for children includes Art, Craft, Music, MAGIC, competitions, family storytime and our very popular Summer Star Reading Adventure!

Remember... due to demand booking is essential for a lot of our events so contact the relevant library early to avoid unhappy faces!

For events at Cavan Library             click    Children's Summer Programme at Johnston Central Library

For events in Bailieborough Library  click    Children's Summer Programme at Bailieborough Library

For events at Cootehill Library          click    Children's Summer Programme at Cootehill Library

All of our events are €2 per child or FREE!  So get busy choosing fun activities for your children today!



Art & Craft for You and Your Child.

 Free Workshops

Cavan Monaghan Education & Training Board

Cavan Adult Learning Centre

Venue Arva Library

Start Date:  Saturday 10th June for 4 Weeks

Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm

This Programme is to engage parents and children in learning together through  Art and Craft.


Booking Essential,

Contact  Arva Library 049-4335905 or email; rfegan@cavancoco.ie

Arva Library opening hours

Thur: 2.00-5.00pm & 6.00pm-8.30pm

Fri: 2.00-5.00pm & 6.00pm-8.30pm

Sat: 10.00am-1.00pm & 2.00-5.00pm


Tai Chi Classes

Date and time: 28 May 2014 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2017 @ 00:00

Taking a break for the summer.  Join us again in September 2017.

Interested in Tai Chi? At Cootehill Library, we are running a programme of 6 classes for adults with instructor Tony McMahon.



Time: Every Friday from 12.15pm - 1.15pm                

Cost: €36 for six classes 

Contact Cootehill Library for further information. 


Bailieborough Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2017 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Weekly Craft Group at Bailieborough Library

Member’s talents include knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting and sharing of ideas with new friends. The group have so far gone through every craft book on the shelves, & are always looking for new ideas.

The meetings take place upstairs in the Arts space which is a relaxed, comfortable & spacious environment. The Group meets every Friday at 11am-1pm. There is no charge to join the group & new members are always welcome.


Parent, Baby and Toddler group

Date and time: 02 November 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-homeparents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-1.00pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events. 



The Lit Lab

Date and time: 28 October 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Forthnightly meeting at Bailieborough Library

Are you interested in writing? Would you like to see your work published?

The Lit Lab, initiated by the Arts Offices in Meath and Cavan, meets at Bailieborough Library on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, and is made up of a group of writers who aim to challenge and support each other, while discovering their creativity and imagination.

New members are always welcome, contact the library for further information!


Citizens Information Service

Date and time: 01 November 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Outreach Service at Bailieborough Library                                                               

The Citizens Information Board is the national agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services and for the provision of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.This service is available every Tuesday 1.00pm-2.30pm.



EmployAbility Service

Date and time: 06 June 2012 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Weekly Outreach Services at Cootehill Library

This service is by appointment only and will be available every Wednesday morning

To see more details on this service http://mcses.ie/


Cootehill Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2016 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Do you knit, sew, crochet? Are you good at embroidery or quilting? Would you like to share your ideas & learn from others?

Cootehill Library hosts a Craft Group that meets every Wednesday afternoon 2.30pm-4.30pm. If you are interested and would like to join please ask a member of staff. Free of charge! All Welcome.


Bridge Classes at Cootehill Library

Date and time: 01 January 2016 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Taking a break for ther summer but join us in September 2017 again!


Drop by Cootehill Library every Tuesday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm for Bridge Class!


Learn the skills of this intriguing game with a friendly, relaxed group. Just came along & bring a friend too!


Craft Circle at Johnston Central Library

Date and time: 01 January 2016 @ 10:30 to 31 December 2017 @ 12:30

Craft Circle in Johnston Central Library



Johnston Central Library invite you to the weekly meeting of the Library’s Craft Circle, which takes place every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All craft forms are welcome, be it knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, papercraft, card-making. This meeting provides an ideal opportunity for enthusiasts to share ideas and to learn from others. It’s free to join and all are welcome. Make sure to bring your particular craft with you. If you would like to find out more, please contact 049-4378500 or email library@cavancoco.ie