The County Library, Tallaght is situated beside the South Dublin County Council Offices, behind the Square shopping centre. It first opened in December 1994. The current library stock is over 100,000 items, including books, magazines, cds and dvds. To maintain such a huge stock there are 26 staff altogether, made up of library attendants, assistants, senior assistants, librarians and the senior librarian who is in charge of the branch. The library offers many services apart from book rental including; a community information section, reference and local history, computer games, Internet access, toys and games, study area, language learning, dvds and Teenscene, a special section for 12-15 year olds.
Tallaght’s second public library, Castletymon is situated across the road from the National Basketball Arena in Castletymon Shopping Centre. Opened in June 1984, the library boasts an adult and an extensive children’s section.
Lots of exciting events and activities are also organised in the local libraries, such as author visits, drama workshops, arts and crafts, photography, music and dance, science workshops, story time and loads of competitions. So it’s clear, there’s a lot going on in Tallaght’s Libraries and remember membership is absolutely free!
Also, check out South Dublin Library’s website at www.southdublinlibraries.ie where you can browse their entire catalogue before making a visit and you can even reserve items and renew your loans on-line.
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