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Libraries in County Clare

County Clare has 15 libraries which host various activities through the year such as children’s workshops, arts and crafts, book clubs, story-tellers, puppet theatres and, of course, visits from authors. Visit www.clarelibrary.ie to find more activities, competitions and events happening at your local branch.

Corofin Library

Clare Heritage Centre Complex
Tel. 065 6837219

Hours:
Monday 12.30 – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 1.00 – 5.00 pm and 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm and 5.00 – 8.00 pm

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Cranny Virtual Public Library

Cranny Rural Renewal Centre
Tel. 065 6832070

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Clare County Library pilot project for service delivery to rural communities.

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DeValera Public Library Ennis

Harmony Row
Tel. 065 6846353

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
Tuesday and Friday 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Children’s Storytime (for ages 3 to 6)
Wednesday 3.15 – 4.00 pm

Children’s Book Club (for ages 9 to 12)
First Tuesday of every month at 3.15 pm

Adult Book Club
First Tuesday of every month at 7.00 pm

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Ennistymon Public Library

The Square
Tel. 065 7071245

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 1.30 pm and 2.30pm – 5.30 pm
Wednesday and Friday 10.00 am – 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2 pm

Children’s Book Club (for ages 9 to 12)
First Friday of every month 3.30pm – 4.00pm

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Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay

Ballard Road
Tel. 065 7084822

Hours:
Tuesday 12.00 pm – 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Thursday 12.00 pm – 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Storytime Sessions (for ages 2 to 5)
Weekly during the summer

Children’s Book Club
Every fourth Friday at 4.00 pm (Sept. to May)

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Kildysart Public Library

St. John Bosco’s Community College
Tel. 065 6832113

Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 – 2.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 1.00 – 5.00 pm and 6.00 – 8.00 pm

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Kilkee Public Library

Sweeney Memorial Public Library
O’Connell Street
Tel. 065 9056034

Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 1.30 – 5.30 pm and 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00 – 1.30 pm and 2.00 – 5.30 pm

Children’s Book Club (for ages 9 to 12)
Third Wednesday of every month 4.00 pm

Adult Book Club
First Wednesday of every month at 6.30 pm

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Killaloe Public Library

The Lock House
Tel. 061 376062

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 – 1.30 pm and 2.30 – 5.30 pm
Wednesday and Friday 10.00 – 5.30 pm and 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Two Adult Book Clubs
First Tuesday of every month at 11.00 am
First Wednesday of every month at 6.30 pm

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Kilmihil Public Library

St. Michael’s Community Centre
Church Street
Tel. 065 9050528

Hours:
Tuesday 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Thursday 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Friday 11.00 am – 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

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Kilrush Public Library

O’Gorman Street
Tel. 065 9051504

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 1.30 pm and 2.30 – 5.30 pm
Wednesday and Friday 10.00 am – 1.30 pm and 2.30 – 8.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Story Telling / Craft Session for younger children
Last Wednesday of every month 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Adult Book Club
Last Wednesday of every month at 6.30 pm

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Lisdoonvarna Public Library

Kincora Road
Tel. 065 7074029

Hours:
Tuesday 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Thursday 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

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Newmarket-on-Fergus Public Library

Kilnasoolagh Park
Tel. 061 368411

Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Friday 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Children’s Book Club
First Thursday of every month at 3.15 pm

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Scariff Public Library

Mountshannon Road
Tel. 061 922893

Hours:
Monday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Children’s Storytime (for ages 3 to 6)
Every Wednesday at 3.30 pm

Children’s Book Club
Last Thursday of every month at 3.30 pm

Adult Book Club
First Thursday of every month at 7.00 pm

Adult Poetry Club
First Tuesday of every month at 6.30 pm

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Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon

Town Centre
Tel. 061 364266

Hours:
Monday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Tuesday and Friday 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Storytime (for ages 3 to 7)
Tuesdays 4.00 pm

Scrabble Club for adults
Wednesdays 2.00 pm

Youth Information Point
Wednesday 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Children’s Book Club
First Wednesday of every month at 4.00 pm

Arts and Crafts
Thursdays 4.00 pm

Chess with coaching for children
Fridays 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Junior Chess Club 6.30 pm

Adult Book Club
One Tuesday monthly at 7.00 pm

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Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge

Church Street
Tel. 061 369678

Hours:
Tuesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm – 5.30 and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2.00 pm

Children’s Storytime (for ages 4 to 8)
Every Thursday 4.00 pm

Free Cross-Stitch Craft Sessions (for ages 9 to 12)
Every second Wednesday and every second Thursday at 4.00 pm
Booking is required.

Children’s Book Club (for ages 9 to 12)
Every fourth Wednesday at 4.00 pm

Teenage Book Club
Every fourth Friday at 4.30 pm

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Tulla Public Library

The Market House
Tel. 065 6835919

Hours:
Tuesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Friday 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Children’s Storytime (for ages 4 to 8)
Thursday 10.00 am – 11.00 am (during July)

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.