Children’s Books Ireland has been running a library of the month competition on their Facebook page since early January. Throughout January they asked followers of their page to nominate their favourite local library. Two branches of Clare County Library, De Valera Public Library, Ennis, and Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge, were among the final five libraries nominated at the end of the month and Sixmilebridge has emerged as winner. There were several complimentary comments left about both branches throughout the competition. The competition will run again in February so there is ample time for everyone to get nominating their favourite branch. Scariff Public Library already has a nomination waiting in the wings. The most nominated libraries are chosen towards the end of each month and then voting begins. This is a Facebook-only competition and can only be accessed by people who have an active facebook account. You can access the Children’s Books Ireland Facebook page or through Clare County Library's facebook page which can be found at the bottom of our homepage www.clarelibrary.ie or at www.facebook.com/clarecountylibrary.
The post from the Children’s Books Ireland facebook page when announcing the winner read: "Congratulations to Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge, County Clare for winning this month's library of the month! The library will win a great children's title, courtesy of CBI. Nominations open tomorrow [1st February] right here on facebook for February's library of the month, so to nominate your local library upload a picture and tell us why you like it!"