Launch of Smoke in the Rain short story collection



Pictured at the launch of this year's Cork County Librarys From the Well Short story collection are l-r Sinead Donnelly, Library Arts Officer, Eileen O'Brien County Librarian, Anne O'Leary who was the competition winner for her story, Smoke in the Rain and Cllr Ian Doyle who deputised as Mayor and launched the collection.





Summer of Space; Space is coming to Ireland and everyone is invited to join the celebration.
In association with Cork Institute of Technology, Cork County Council, the International Space University and Science Foundation Ireland, County Mayor, Cllr Seamus  McGrath today  launched Blackrock Castle Observatory ‘s Summer of Space at Cork County Library Headquarters. The exciting public engagement programme celebrates the 30th Space Studies Programme and 10 years of Blackrock Castle Observatory,
Commencing on June 26 until August 25, 2017 Cork Institute of Technology plays host to the International Space University’s annual Space Studies Program (SSP17). In the summer of 2017 CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) celebrates 10 years as an award-winning science and discovery centre, engaging close to 1 million people over that time on explorations of contemporary science and technology through the theme of astronomy and space. For more information, please click here.

Be a Reading Summer Star at Cork County Library!

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If you are looking for something fun and free to do this summer then your local library is the place for you!  Summer Stars is a free summer reading programme open to all children and running in your local library right now! 

Call into any of our Cork County Library branches or mobile libraries, register for your Summer Stars reading card and start reading right away!  See how many books you can read this summer as you collect a Summer Stars Reward Stamp for every book you read.  Every one who takes part can come along to an Awards Day at the end of the summer and collect their Summer Stars Certificate.

 And since January 2016 library membership is FREE FOR EVERYONE so come and join the summer fun and be one of Cork County Library’s Summer Stars!

The Summer Stars webpages at include lots of great activities, games, Talking Ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions by age group and humorous interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities. 

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