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Clare library services reopen to the public

Several libraries across the county reopened this morning in accordance with Phase 3 of the revised Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. They include De Valera Library in, Ennis and those in Kilrush, Kilkee, Miltown Malbay, Ennistymon and Shannon. Other libraries will be opening shortly once the necessary preparatory work has been completed with update on the Clare County Library website and social media pages. Libraries will provide limited services initially, including limits on the numbers accessing the facility at any one time. Libraries will operate in compliance with current physical distancing guidelines and the public are encouraged to use hand sanitisers upon entry to library buildings. Library visits will be of a maximum 15 minutes’ duration and services will include borrow and return of books, printing facilities, delivery service for those cocooning, online services and children’s services including the 2020 Summer Stars programme. The contact and collect service will continue in the other branches and will commence in a …

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Book returned to library after 29-year loan

‘Honest Abe’ most likely would not have been impressed by the failure of one Clare County Library service members to return a loaned book on the former US President after almost three decades. A copy of ‘Makers of History; Abraham Lincoln’ by Herbert Agar was loaned out by the Clare County Council library service in 1987 but has only just been returned. A volunteer from a local charity shop returned the book to Shannon Library after identifying it as library property when going through a pile of donated items. ‘Makers of History; Abraham Lincoln’ was first published by Collins, St James’s Place, London, in 1965.

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