To improve services for vulnerable members of society
Just over €11,000 in funding has been granted in funding Co. Kildare libraries.
The monies are being made available to assist libraries across the county to reach out to and improve services for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
On the announcement Kildare South TD, Minister Martin Heydon, said “For Kildare Libraries 3 new initiatives are being introduced. Students in DEIS schools will receive an introduction to fast fashion– what it is, what effect it has on our environment & society. A sensory cubbie space will offer a safe space in Kildare libraries for all ages and in particular for those with autism, sensory difficulties, and dementia. In addition under a LOTE (Languanges other Than English) programme, a two year subscription will be available for digital book/audiobook resources in many languages with English translation. Titles in Ukrainian and Russian will be available to benefit refugees arriving into Kildare.”
Minister Heydon added “In total, the Government has announced €700,000 nationally in funding for library supports, approved under the 2022 Dormant Accounts Action Plan."