Taxonomy List

Primary School Service

Your local library provides a wide range of resources and activities which strongly support primary schools in developing children’s literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills.

We also have a dedicated Primary Schools Library service which is administered from Library HQ.  

Your partner library branch can be found here.


The Range of Library Services offered to Primary Schools are:

  • Class visits to your library branch
    Your local library will accommodate class visits from your school to the library, arranged locally in advance.
  • A teacher’s card made available to every teacher in the school
    Each primary teacher in your school is entitled to receive a teacher’s card, on request, from your library service. The card enables a teacher to borrow items for his/her class.
  • A presentation on the library service may be available on request
    We can provide a presentation on the library services on request and at a time agreed with the school principal, as part of in-service training, or at your school to teachers, pupils or parents.
  • A range of relevant library resources and services provided to your school
    The services available to your school include the provision of:
    -Reading and curriculum support materials
    -Online learning resources
    -Resource and reference support for school projects in response to teacher requests

  • Reading spaces available within your library branch 
    A reading space for children is available in all libraries as well as access to electronic resources.
  • Reference and research guidance provided to pupils for their project work
    We can provide reference resources and research assistance to pupils and teachers for school project work.
  • Resources for parents to strengthen children’s literacy and numeracy skills 
    Parents can be introduced to the range of library resources and activities available to support their children’s literacy and numeracy skills development
  • Library programmes and initiatives ongoing and during school holiday periods 
    We provide ongoing library programmes and initiatives throughout the year, including an annual summer activities’ programme, to support the continuing development of children’s literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Local History
    Our local studies department can provide access to a wide range of historical material about your local area, including maps, photographs, documents and information.

Children's Book Festival

CBF Logo MeathThe annual Children’s Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland. This festival is part of the national Right to Read initiative.

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Primary School Service

Class novels, literacy resources and other materials are available for primary school teachers to borrow on a block loan basis.

We can deliver books to your school’s nearest branch library.

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Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS)

TTRS is a multisensory, structured, online typing course which assists students to learn at their own pace.In addition to developing typing skills, TTRS is designed to benefit students of all ages, in particular those who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties. Learners with dyslexia or literacy issues have also found it helpful

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