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From TheJournal.ie DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships Mighty Fines

DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships

Dublin City Council abolished library fines at the start of this year.

From TheJournal.ie 7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm My Open Library

7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.

Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019

Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own? The Magic Of Tidying Up This post contains a poll

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?

Just how many is too many?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay A Fine Thing
From The42 Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity Memory Man This post contains videos

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity

The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to pay €45m to fund proposed Parnell Square library Cultural Quarter

Dublin City Council to pay €45m to fund proposed Parnell Square library

That amounts to just under half of the estimated cost for the Cultural Quarter.

From TheJournal.ie Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library On Track

Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library

It is expected the council will apply for planning permission later this year with plans to open the new library in 2022.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should fines for returning a library book late be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fines for returning a library book late be scrapped?

The government is considering proposals to scrap the late fines.

From TheJournal.ie Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines National Library Strategy

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

From TheJournal.ie Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections National Refurb This post contains videos

Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

From TheJournal.ie Colombian bin man finds book in garbage. 20 years on, he has library with 25,000 discarded books Spread The Word

Colombian bin man finds book in garbage. 20 years on, he has library with 25,000 discarded books

From his first find of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Jose Alberto Gutierrez has amassed thousands of books.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library Chicago

Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library

The former US president wants the library to “create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership”.

11 memories you'll have if the library was your favourite place as a kid

Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!

From TheJournal.ie Cork community library shut on 90 minutes notice is closed 'indefinitely' Mayfield

Cork community library shut on 90 minutes notice is closed 'indefinitely'

Politicians say they have been assured the library will reopen, but no date has yet been set.

From TheJournal.ie Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late Slightly Overdue

Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late

The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library Public Money

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina.

From TheJournal.ie What does it take to become a children's entertainer? We asked one to find out You Do What?

What does it take to become a children's entertainer? We asked one to find out

It is not an industry for the faint hearted.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anti-homeless' spikes turned into bed and mini-library Defensive Architecture This post contains images

'Anti-homeless' spikes turned into bed and mini-library

What do you think about the idea?

From TheJournal.ie Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today Mystery Girls

Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today

The RIA wants to reunite them with the family involved.

From TheJournal.ie Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin Ssssssshhhh

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable' Read All About It

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'

Will your county be affected?

From TheJournal.ie 18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime Spine Tingling

18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime

From Baroque masterpieces to stark timber and glass structures — these incredible buildings are certain to distract you from whatever you’re reading.

From TheJournal.ie One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything Creative Spark

One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything

Colm Keegan is the new writer-in-residence at DLR Lexicon library in Dun Laoghaire.

From TheJournal.ie Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night Fight The Man

Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night

Students had refused to leave the library for three successive nights – and it worked.

From TheJournal.ie What were the most borrowed books from the library last year? Must Read
From TheJournal.ie Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours Careful Now

Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours

The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.

From TheJournal.ie "How slowly... Love, Sam": Read Beckett's intriguing postcards to his friends Writing To Godot

"How slowly... Love, Sam": Read Beckett's intriguing postcards to his friends

Trinity has acquired the largest collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever for public sale.

From TheJournal.ie National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk All The Books

National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910... Hidden Ireland
From TheJournal.ie This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy? By The Book

This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.

From TheJournal.ie Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family Bloomsday

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

Spoiler: Lots of the letters were about Finnegan’s Wake. And they weren’t all in English. Classic Joyce.

Co Carlow has the sassiest librarians in the country

Look at this poster. Would YOU want a fine off this crowd?

From TheJournal.ie One of the oldest surviving copies of all four Gospels is in Dublin Let's Get Biblical

One of the oldest surviving copies of all four Gospels is in Dublin

The manuscripts are believed to have been discovered in Egypt in 1929.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you still read books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still read books?

E-book readers are growing in popularity but are you happier when you can actually turn the pages on that page-turner?

From TheJournal.ie National Library evacuated after basement fire Book Burning

National Library evacuated after basement fire

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books

We laugh in the face of your technological advances.

10 books to read before their film versions are released this year

Look like a smarty pants in front of your mates, and get ahead of the curve.

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