Sligo Libraries want you to Get Lost … in a Good Book

Sligo Libraries want you to Get Lost … in a Good Book Cathaoirleach Councillor Gerard Mullaney pictured with Families in Sligo Central Library at the launch of Ireland Reads with Michelle Brennan, Executive Librarian, Claire Glynn, baby sign language facilitator, Patricia Keane, Senior Executive Librarian, Aoife Walshe, Library Assistant, Dónal Tinney, County Librarian, and Shannon Thackrah, Senior Library Assistant.

Cathaoirleach Councillor Gerard Mullaney joined families in Sligo Central Library to launch Ireland Reads 2024.

Libraries throughout Sligo are taking part in Ireland Reads, a campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Saturday, 24th February .

The campaign is asking everyone to ‘Get Lost in a Good Book’ during February and especially on Ireland Reads Day, Saturday, 24th February.

Public Libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors, and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Healthy Ireland programme and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment.

Events for all ages to celebrate reading, books and literature are planned. Contact your local Library and see Sligo Libraries Facebook and website

Paul Murray, Booker Prize Winning Author, will be in conversation with Colm Toibín for an online edition of That Art of Reading on Wednesday 21st February at 7pm.

Mary Murphy, children’s author, will read from her work in Sligo Central Library, Ballymote Community Library and Tubbercurry Community Library on Saturday 24th February.

The Ireland Reads website offers 1,500+ book recommendations for all interests and reading levels.

Urging everyone in County Sligo to get involved in Ireland Reads Cathaoirleach Councillor Gerard Mullaney said:

“Getting lost in a good book is one of the best things you can do, at any age.  Reading is great for your wellbeing; a good book can relax you, it can teach you, it can take you places you’ve never been and introduce you to people you’ve never met.

Sligo Libraries encourages everyone to read this month, especially those who might not be avid readers right now. If you don’t read or you haven’t read in a while, this is the perfect time to give it a try.”

Visit your nearest Sligo Library or join online on to Get Lost … in a Good Book.