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Chambers Ireland Awards 2017 - Best Library

Press release for Chambers Ireland, Excellence in Local Government Awards - Kildare County Council Winner of Best Library Service.

Kildare County Council became the recipient of the Chambers Ireland, Excellence in Local Government Awards, under the category of Best Library Service at an awards ceremony  on 23 November 2017 which awards best practice, innovation and creativity in Local Government. 

Kildare's entry to the category of 'Best Library Service' was that of the 'Support to Secondary Schools Programme.'  The annual programme of events, workshops and classes is aimed at supporting the school curriculum as well as career and personal development for students in secondary schools.   The programme provides opportunities for young people to learn in a fun, interactive way outside of the classroom setting.

Speaking at the awards ceremony Marian Higgins, Kildare's County Librarian said that 'the award was testimony to the resourceful staff of Kildare Library Service who over the years have developed a range of programmes and services for library members that are original and imaginative.'


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Pictured at Áras Chill Dara with the ‘Best Library Service’ award, Kildare Co. Co. CE, Peter Carey; Kildare County Librarian, Marian Higgins; Kildare Mayor Martin Miley; and Sonya Kavanagh, Kildare Co.Co.

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