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Right to Read

Right to Read

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.

Carlow County Library Service is delighted to champion the Right to Read programme and has the full support of Carlow County Council. The service will:

  • oversee progress on the Literacy Action Plan in partnership with members of the Right to Read Local Network – a network of local organisations who work to improve literacy levels across the community
  • provide more systematic literacy support locally
  • co-ordinate delivery of the services needed to make the Right to Read Literacy Action Plan work
  • bring together the knowledge and experience of skilled staff in local authority services and local agencies to support literacy development in our community

If you have any questions or suggestions we would love to hear from you. You can contact us:
Trish Nolan, Right to Read Local Co-ordinator
email: pnolan@carlowcoco.ie, Phone: 059 917 2446
John Shortall, County Librarian
email: jshortall@carlowcoco.ie, Phone: 059 912 9713 or 086 822 2209

Find out more here: http://www.carlowlibraries.ie/explore/right-to-read

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.

Instrument Library:

Music Generation Carlow has teamed up with Carlow Library Service to develop an extensive bank of musical instruments which will be made available through the library service to young people and children in County Carlow. These musical resources will be stored in Carlow Central, Borris and Tullow Libraries and will made available to music generation participants using the library lending system.

Musical Instruments

Music generation Carlow, part of Music Generation Ireland – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme has implemented a range of music education services for young people in County Carlow. The first phase of Music Generation Carlow Library Resource is well underway and instruments are available for lending using Carlow’s network of library branches which facilitates easy access to valuable music resources.

It is hoped that access to these resources will inspire and enable children and young people from all backgrounds and regions of County Carlow to learn to play musical instruments, sing, make music with others and have opportunities to progress to the next level of excellence. This will include establishing performance opportunities locally, regionally and nationally.