Family Time 2020!

Date and time: 20 November 2020 @ 00:00 to 06 December 2020 @ 00:00

Family Time at your Library on Saturday 5th December is a very important date in our calendar.  It's the day when family events and activities take place in all libraries across the country to support the involvement of the whole family in children’s reading.

This year we're going online so you can enjoy and take part from the comfort of your own home! We have music activities, dance and storytime fun for all ages planned. You can register for all our events on www.eventbrite.ie and of course events are completely FREE of charge!

Read more and register below!

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Library Ireland Week 2020

Date and time: 20 November 2020 @ 00:00 to 06 December 2020 @ 00:00

Library Ireland Week will take place from Monday 30th November to Sunday 6th December 2020!   This an annual initiative of the Library Association of Ireland and we are looking forward to highlighting this years theme ‘Libraries Inspire’!

See below for the great selection of events planned and we invite you to join us as we celebrate!!


Booking opens on 22nd November for  BOUNCY BABIES TODDLER TIME on www.eventbrite.ie   FREE OF CHARGE but limited numbers so register early!


Cavan Library Service is delighted to support this initiative.  Note that the final date for submissions to Teach Oscail FRC is 30th November 2020.


We are bringing the joy of storytelling to Nursing Homes across Cavan with our 'Storytellers in Our Community' initiative. If you live or work in a Nursing Home or Care Facility in Co.Cavan contact us at 049 5559873 or email library@cavancoco.ie for more information on how to access and enjoy these storytelling sessions in your facility.



Réaltán Ní Leannáin ag caint le Club Leabhair an Chabháin

Date and time: 27 November 2020 @ 00:00 to 10 December 2020 @ 00:00

Réaltán Ní Leannáin ag caint le Club Leabhair an Chabháin  ag 1.00 i.n. Déardaoin 10 Mí na Nollag, tá fáilte roimh cách

When:  1pm – 2pm   10 December 2020

Make sure to book your space on Eventbrite at


Beidh Réaltán ag caint faoin a leabhar Cítí na gCartaí. Is í Réaltán Scríbhneoir Cónaithe 2019 in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Osclaíodh Club Leabhar an Chabháin ar an 9 Eanáir 2020 ag plé an leabhair Cití na gCartaí le Réaltán Ní Leannáin. Dúradh gurbh ábhar machnaimh do léitheoir ar bith é ach i gceann cúpla míosa tharla tubaiste nár bhfaca daoine a leithid riamh -ba sinn teacht an choróinvíris agus an cosc a tháinig ar an saol a ba gnáth. Ba mhaith linn fáilte óllmhór a chuir roimh Réaltán agus le gach duine eile atá ar líne linn inniu san ré nua seo.








Centenary Lecture Series - Autumn 2020

Date and time: 24 July 2020 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2020 @ 00:00

Cavan Library service is delighted to present this Centenary Lecture Series which was originally showcased in September/October 2020.           

Speakers include Dr Sinéad McCoole, Dr Brian Hughes, Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Dr Darragh Gannon, John Dorney and Dr Mary McAuliffe.

You can still access the full lectures below at any time.  Share details with friends and colleagues too!                                                                                                  

This lecture series forms part of Cavan County Council’s Decade of Centenaries 2020 programme and is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

Lecture 1 


Lecture 2 


Lecture 3 


Lecture 4 


Lecture 5  


Lecture 6  



Children's Book Festival 2020 - Enjoy authors and storyteller events ONLINE!

Date and time: 24 September 2020 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2020 @ 00:00

Traditionally, during the month of October, primary school children from all over the county would visit local libraries to meet children’s authors and storytellers. Unfortunately the current situation did not allow for actual visits in 2020, so we invited 2 authors and a storyteller to deliver events straight into the classroom via the wonders of technology!

Authors Dave Rudden and Natasha Mac a’Bháird presented a fun talk for older classes and storyteller Chris Thomson entertained and enthralled younger classes. These sessions were made available to every primary school in Cavan and now you can watch them too!


Children's Book Festival 2020