National Library Open Day

National Library Open Day On Saturday, February 29th, libraries around the country including here in Waterford are taking part in the first-ever National Library Open Day. Our libraries are open most days of course but on Saturday 29th we are issuing a special invitation to everyone in the country to come in and see everything […]

Fines removed from all Waterford Libraries

With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st, 2019, Waterford residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library.  From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be collected.  Any library user who has overdue items […]

Family Library Week at Waterford Libraries

It’s Family Library Week this week , with a host of free events happening in libraries all over Waterford City and County!Family Library Week is one of the programmes within the Right to Read Campaign supporting literacy in Local Authorities and its running all this week until Saturday December 15th! Here are some of the […]

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory: An Assorted History

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory: An Assorted History EXHIBITION AT WATERFORD CENTRAL LIBRARY Jacobs Biscuit Factory was founded by William and Robert Jacob in Bridge Street Waterford in 1851 and later moved to Bishop Street, Dublin and then expanded further into Liverpool in England. An exploration of the history of the factory, its workers, the products it […]

Inspirational Speakers for Waterford Girls at RISE 2018

350 Transition Year girls from Waterford will hear from inspirational role models including best selling author Caroline Foran at first ever RISE:2018. Celebrating International Day of the Girl, Waterford Library Service, The Shona Project, and Beat102103 present Rise: 2018 from 9.30am-1.30pm, Thursday October 11th in Carrickpherish Library, Waterford. Over 350 Transition Year girls from Waterford […]