Nenagh Library will pilot the My Open Library initiative announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.
The five-year Library Strategy includes the complete abolition of library fines and the roll out of the My Open Library initiative which will see a significant increase in library opening times in 100 of the 330 library branches around the country, according to Sen Maria Byrne.
“This is great news for library users in Nenagh, Birdhill and Newport. With the abolition of all fines and increased opening hours in many of our local libraries, I hope that more people will visit and use their local libraries.”
She said that the libraries involved in the initiative will see opening hours increase from current normal working hours to 8am-10pm, seven days a week.
The extended opening hours will be implemented by autumn of this year.