New chapter as Strokestown Library officially reopened

The newly-refurbished Strokestown Library was officially reopened by Councillor Joe Murphy, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council on Tuesday, 14th of June.

Speaking at the launch, the Cathaoirleach described the library as a “bright, colourful and welcoming space” while encouraging local people to visit the new-look facility.

The library has new furniture, shelving and flooring, a meeting booth and a larger area for the children’s library section. The works were carried out with the support of funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Visitors to the library will see the collection of stock has been expanded to include an extensive children’s collection and the addition of console games. A new Wi-Fi service is now available to the public alongside public computer access.

  A sensory wall, installed in the children’s library, forms part of the library service’s Sense-Ability programme that aims to provide sensory-friendly library spaces in local communities.

The opening hours of the library have increased to 28.5 hours per week from 23 hours – this includes a doubling of the opening hours on Saturdays from three to six.