Fingal receive government grant for mobile library services

20/07/2011

Grant for mobile library service announced by Minister Hogan

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North Alan Farrell welcomes the announcement by Minister Phil Hogan that a significant investment will be made for mobile library services in Fingal in North County Dublin.

“The Minister has today announced a €5.8 million new Library Programme for libraries around the country, and I am delighted to learn that €190,000 will be invested in a mobile library facility within the Fingal area.”

“This is the first time in two years that Fingal have been included in the Capital Programme for Public Libraries. This project will yield huge benefits in terms of personal and community development for people of all ages and backgrounds.

“The ongoing provision of a free library service is a particular importance to me, having officially reopened public libraries in both Malahide and Garristown after extensive works during my term as Mayor of Fingal.

“Libraries contain a wide variety of training facilities, specifically ICT and language training. These are particularly beneficial for people in the jobs market. The availability of internet access and wifi are also very useful tools for library users.

“I am pleased to note the substantial increase in library users in the past number of years, with upwards of 16 million visits in 2010. I expect this will boost library usage further within the Fingal community and would hope that all residents will be made aware of this positive initiative.”