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Leinster Leader, August 1st 1936

The New County Library (Newbridge)

Official Opening Ceremony

At a special meeting of the Kildare Co. Library Committee, held at Newbridge on Monday it was decided to open the new Co. Library to the general public about mid-August. This is good news for users, who have been deprived of the service of this splend’d library for close on three months. Though a few minor details of arrangement and construction remain to be carried out, the new library is a triumph of modernity, convenience and expert arrangement. The highly capable Co. Librarian, J.J. Connolly, had adopted a brilliant new index and filing system by means of which any one of the 20,000 volumes which the new library houses can be located in a few seconds and the would-be borrower informed at once whether the volume is on the shelves, on loan in the district, or in a branch library.
The official or formal opening day of the new library will take place later in the year and it has been definitely decided to ask Mr. T. Harris, T.D., Chairman of the Kildare Co. Council to perform that ceremony.

New Bridge at Droichead Nua

The new bridge over the Liffey at Droichead Nua will be thrown open for all traffic to-day (Saturday). The main body of this handsome new bridge is completed, but a considerable amount of work remains to be done on the approaches. That work, however, can be conveniently performed whilst the bridge is open for traffic. The official opening ceremony will not take place for some weeks, and will coincide with the official opening of the new County Library nearby.

To commemorate our reaching 350 articles this week on EHistory

The official opening of the Bridge and Co. Library HQ in Newbridge in August 1936 from the pages of the Leinster Leader

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