Literacy-Friendly County Carlow
Towards a Literacy-Friendly County Carlow is a unique collaborative initiative focussing on raising awareness of unmet literacy needs, and a first step in progressing Carlow as the first ever literacy-friendly county in Ireland.
Right to Read
The Right to Read programme is one of the main themes of the National Public Library Strategy Our Public Libraries 2022: Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities. It is a national programme that aims to improve literacy levels across the country. This means ensuring help is at hand to identify and work with people who have difficulties with reading, writing, maths and technology.
Healthy Ireland at the Library
Healthy Ireland at your Library is a nationwide initiative which seeks to encourage people to make positive choices to improve their physical and mental health, while also providing support and information to help people make more healthy choices.
Carlow Library Service is involved in the initiative and services provided include enhanced health information with all library branches having books, eBooks, audio and eMagazines on various issues such as healthy eating, positive ageing, childhood health and wellbeing.
Healthy Ireland At Your Library is being financed by the Department of Health through the Local Government Management Agency as part of their Healthy Ireland Framework for improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025.