Kerry Library launches new logo

Released: 25 September 2007

Kerry Library’s new logo, which was launched by Mayor of Cllr Michael Healy Rae, marks the first step in a drive by Kerry Library to promote the many services that the Library has on offer.

With over 230,000 books held by Kerry Libraries, and over 367,000 items issued in 2006, there is major public use of the libraries. However, visitors to the nine branch libraries in the county will realise that they are not just about books, with plenty more on offer.

“The aim is to raise awareness of the wide range of services that Kerry Libraries have on offer,” County Librarian Tommy O’Connor explained.

“Book lending forms just part of what we offer to members of the public. Other services include free Internet access, on-line access to national and international newspapers, audio books, CD books, the Irish Times Archive and many more.

“In addition, we hold numerous events in all our libraries throughout the year, whether poetry readings, art exhibitions,

The Mobile Library service, which stops at over 70 locations around the county, free of charge, also includes urban areas, such as Ardshanavooley in Killarney, Spa Road and Shanakill in Tralee. This gives people who might not be able to travel to their local library, the chance to have the library come to them.

“Kerry County Council will be spending €3.2m on library services in 2007, so there is a major commitment towards the promotion of the library services throughout Kerry,” County Manager, Tom Curran explained.

“In addition, we have a new library in the Killorglin Area Services Centre development, and the new Area Services Centre in Castleisland, which will open in the coming weeks, will also contain a brand new library.  Kenmare Library has been recently re-furbished, while plans for a new library in Cahirciveen are at an advanced stage.”

Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Michael Healy Rae, who officially launched the new logo, pointed to the benefits that the Kerry Library service offers.

“Children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens, all benefit from the wealth of knowledge that is contained within the libraries,” he said. “It is a vital service for many members of our community, and the additional services that are coming on stream will allow people to access the library 24 hours a day.

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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