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Pop into the pop-up library

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 4:26pm

The pop-up library in Douglas is about to get much busier with loads of events planned over the next few weeks!

Situated in Douglas Community Centre, the library opens on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Membership is free and means having access to the entire national public library stock of more than 11 million items.

The library is in this temporary location after the fire in the car park of Douglas Shopping Centre.

Every Saturday for the month of March, storyteller Rita Dineen will host Saturday Storytime at 2.30pm, which is suitable for all children under eight and their carers.

On Friday 20 March at 3.30pm, the library will celebrate World Storytelling Day, with a session presented by storyteller Maria Gillen, which is suitable for all ages.

All are welcome, but due to the size of the space pre-booking is essential at

To celebrate Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, Douglas Pop-Up Library will host a dance concerto workshop at Douglas Community Centre on Thursday 2 April at 1.30pm. Participants will combine music and dance by using tin cans as both props to dance with and instruments.

No experience necessary, just bring tin cans of food! These will later be donated to a local charity.

Pre-booking is essential at

For the younger lifelong learners, there will be a Library Lego Club on Saturday 4 April from 2-3pm.

This lego building event is suitable for children between seven and ten, and all materials are provided.

All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and pre-booking is essential at

On Saturday 18 April at 12.30pm, Douglas Pop-Up Library will host a Spring into Storytime Music Workshop, suitable for children from up to four years old.

Ruti Lachs presents this workshop where participants will hear, and dance to, music of many countries, and will learn new songs. There will be a variety of music-and-movement games. Pre-booking essential at

Members and non-members are welcome to the events.

As for the pop library itself, 12 items can be borrowed at a time and can be returned to any library in Ireland.

There’s also a range of free e-books, e-audiobooks and online courses.

For more information, phone 021-4924932, email or visit

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