C-Pens available at all Cavan Libraries

We are delighted to make C-Pen Readers  available for lending from all of our branch libraries, as part of our Toys, Technology and Training Collection.  The C-Pen is a reader pen which scans and then reads text aloud to assist with independent reading. Visit your local Cavan Library branch to find out how to borrow a C-Pen Reader pen.  Members of the public can borrow a Reader Pen for a period of three weeks.

Sensory Toy Collection - Borrow at Virginia Library

We are delighted to announce that our Sensory Toy Collection is now available to borrow from Virginia Library. This means that toys & aids that have been selected to support children and adults with additional needs are available to parents, teachers and caregivers in Cavan. Register for a Toys, Technology and Training Card to borrow from the collection for FREE of course!

Win a Fussballliebe official Euro football!!!

You could win Fussballliebe the next time you visit your local library in Cavan. Ask for the entry form at the desk and tell us about your favourite book. Competition open to those aged 12 and under. Enter before the 11th of July, as draw will take place on the 12th of July. Good Luck!

Cruinniú na nÓg 2024

Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people on Saturday 15 June 2024. This year’s Cruinniú na nÓg Cavan will spread its (fairy) wings for a special cross-border event in Cavan Burren Park as well as a host of other locations throughout Co Cavan. Check out the full programme and start booking!

Our Community Garden Workshops

In preparation for Cruinniú na nÓg children can take part this month in workshops across the county creating paper flowers representing the national flowers of everyone in our community. The gardens will be on display in the library from 15 June onwards!

'Make Your Home a Nature Reserve' Book Launch

Friends of Castle Lake Catchment is proud to announce that one of their members Donna Mullen has written a book “ How to Make Your Home a Nature Reserve”, published by O'Brien Press. The book will be launched at Bailieborough Library on Saturday 11th May at 3pm Everyone is welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served

eMagazines and Digital Newspapers now on BorrowBox!

Great News for BorrowBox users - BorrowBox is getting even better! From today the 1st of May, you will be able to access newspapers and magazines through the ePress Tab on your BorrowBox app. This means that BorrowBox will be your one stop shop for ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, all in one place and available 24/7.

Poetry Day Ireland with Virginia Library

#PoetryDayIRL is a special day celebrating poetry for everyone. To mark the occasion Virginia Library asked local primary school children to write us a poem on the theme 'Good Sports' and they certainly came up trumps! Six poems really stood out though by pupils form Crossreagh N.S. and Knocktemple N.S. Check out their wonderful words and see all the poetry on display in Virginia Library! Happy Poetry Day Ireland and thank you to all the children and teachers who took part!

Sensory Play Workshops for Parents and Children

Creative Cavan are excited to launch a FREE workshop for parents of children with additional needs (aged 5-7 years) to maximise use of our NEW sensory toy library and provide opportunities for creative play.  Led by Deirdre O’Reilly, a Child and Adult Psychotherapist specialising in Play Therapy there will be 2 session - one for parents only and another for parents and children. Booking essential!

Bake Club at Virginia Library

Bake Club for adults meets monthly at Virginia Library to share bakes, recipes and have a chat. Everyone is welcome and the next meeting is on Saturday 13 April. No need to book - just come along with your sweet or savoury bake!

Spring Into Storytime!

Spring Into Storytime is delivered in all libraries across the country in the month of April, with storytimes in the library for preschool and primary school aged children. Cavan Library Service has been alive with storytimes in all our library branches. Check out our Facebook pages for details and dates.

Cavan County Council Gaeltacht scholarships

Cavan County Council is delighted to offer Gaeltacht scholarships for teenagers! Glór Bréifne has sponsored the Gaeltacht scholarships. The closing date for this year's applications is Thursday 11 April 2024. The application form can be accessed on our website and is also available from local Library branches.


Oral Irish Leaving Cert Exam Practice

Feeling nervous about your Oral Irish exam? There is help at hand in libraries across Co. Cavan. Our very popular Oral Irish Workshops return this year on various dates across library branches. Free of charge!! Book early to avoid disappointed as places are limited.

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The Bookmark - Latest Edition

The Bookmark - Our monthy newsletter with all the latest from libraries across the county.

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The Bookmark - Archived Editions

Take a look back at features and photos from previous months and years!