Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Clare County Library’s branches emerging as Facebook favourites

Lisdoonvarna Public Library, CBI's favourite local library for February 2012.

Children’s Books Ireland has been running a library of the month competition on its Facebook page since early January and already four branches of Clare County Library have been nominated. They are De Valera Public Library, Ennis; Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge; Kilrush Public Library and Lisdoonvarna Public Library. Sixmilebridge Library emerged as clear winner of the competition for January and Lisdoonvarna Library won in February. Praise indeed for these regional branches of the Clare library service! As part of this competition Children’s Books Ireland is asking people to nominate their favourite local library on the CBI Facebook page. They want people to do this by ‘liking’ the CBI Facebook page, sharing a photo of the library in question and telling them briefly why it's so special. At the end of each month the top three nominated libraries go head to head in a vote for the eventual winner. CBI will donate a special book to the winning library each month.

Lisdoonvarna is a small, but busy, part-time branch. Phoebe Moore stated when nominating Lisdoonvarna, “Not only is it a cute building but the librarian is really helpful. I wish it was open every day!”, while fellow nominator, Gertrude Formica, said, “I love Lisdoonvarna Library. Pretty, pretty location and the librarian is so lovely. Love it there!” Clare County Library is delighted with all its nominations to date and is proud to acknowledge that two of our branches have emerged as winners in this wonderful initiative by Children’s Books Ireland. The library is encouraging anyone with a Facebook account to visit the CBI page and engage in the fun. We are also promoting the competition in branch libraries around the county and on our own Facebook page, a link to which can be found on our homepage at Photos to accompany the nominations for branches of Clare Library can be gotten on our website by visiting the ‘Branch Libraries’ link on the homepage. We wish all libraries across the country luck with the competition but are determined to continue our winning streak in the coming months!

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