Health and Wellbeing in March April 2021

Date and time: 20 March 2021 @ 19:00 to 15 April 2021 @ 20:00


'Decluttering and the Impact on our Mental Health' with Fiona Hall

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Thurs, 15 April 2021

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Fiona Hall has  a particular interest in decluttering and the positive impact it can have on our mental health and wellbeing. In September 2016, she set up Consciously Clearing decluttering service to work alongside clients in their homes throughout Ireland to help them live with less and feel more organised. Her vision is to help clients declutter and organise their homes so they can let go of the past, lower their stress and anxiety levels and ultimately live happier lives! 

Read more from featured acticle in the Anglo Celt 15/4/2021



'Clever Little Handies' Baby Sign Class with Claire Glynn


Tues, 13/20/27 April & 4 May



For parents with babies from newborns and upwards.This 4 week workshop is brought to you via Zoom and will contain nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to the day to day life with a baby (approximately 100 signs over the 4 weeks).



Free Event. Via Zoom.

To register your place email libraryevents@cavancoco.ie



In partnership with Healthy Ireland and Libraries Ireland, GIY have launched of Grow it Forward and Cavan Library service is delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative. In the coming weeks and months 50,000 free food growing kits will be given away nationwide and budding GIYers are invited to claim a Grow it Forward pack at giy.ie/growitforward or by contacting their local library.

Each food growing pack includes seeds for beetroot, carrots, salad leaves, peas and tomatoes; a guide to help grow them and a postcard and gift tags to help share them. When you sign up you will also receive regular e-mails with growing support, video clips and ideas for how to ‘grow it forward’ by passing on seeds, seedlings or produce in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

So how can you get your hands on a pack from Cavan Library Service? 

Just email cootehilllibrary@cavancoco.ie with your name and address or ring us at 049 5559873.  



Spring Into Storytime - Join Us!

Date and time: 31 March 2021 @ 00:00 to 30 April 2021 @ 00:00

Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime programme promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country this April.  Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Cavan Library Service will organise virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy.

The programme provides an ideal opportunity for children to take time to enjoy a variety of stories through online storytimes by library staff and authors and experience reading as an activity which is fun, entertaining and allows families to share this happy time together.

Reading with children and access to books has many important long-term benefits. Children who develop an interest in stories and reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity and imagination, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older. The Spring into Storytime initiative is a creative way in which children’s literacy skills can be developed.

You and your family can enjoy the following - click on the links below to explore all we have on offer for Spring Into Storytime 2020!


Join author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney as she reads her books and 'If I were a Bee'.  Learn all about the honey bee and how honey is made - from hive to honeypot!

Bee colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary



Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'The President's Cat' by Peter Donnelly.

Cat colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary   



'The Easter Bunny's Cracked Egg' & The Bellamont Bear and the Easter Bunny'

Join author and magician Colin Walker as he perfoms his story 'The Easter Bunny's Cracked egg'. 

He also shows Bellamont Bear on a wander in Erica's Fairy Forest and tells the story 'The Bellamont Bear and the Easter Bunny!


Easter Bunny colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary


For more you can follow our social media channels at facebook.com/cavanlibrary. You can also visit www.librariesireland.ie where online storytimes from library staff all over Ireland will be uploaded.


Cavan Reads with Anne Griffin

Date and time: 07 April 2021 @ 00:00 to 30 April 2021 @ 00:00

Cavan Reads

with Anne Griffin

Keen readers and members of book clubs across Cavan are invited to join us in reading 'When All Is Said' by Anne Griffin.  

We will then come together for live online discussions with the author during the month of April!

If you would like to take part in the online sessions and recieve a copy of the book please email libraryheadquarters@cavancoco.ie or call 0494378505




Featured in The Anglo Celt 7/4/2021 

'Much more to be said' Award winning author Anne Griffin to discuss her critically acclaimed novel online with Cavan book lovers

written by Damian McCarney


Listen Now:

Cavan Reads project with Best-Selling Author Anne Griffin 

Northern Sound Radio




Cavan Reads is part of Cavan’s “Switching Off and Being Creative” initiative under the Government’s #KeepWell campaign.


Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne Lectures

Date and time: 16 February 2021 @ 00:00 to 16 May 2021 @ 00:00



Access to this lecture

'Fr Alexander J. McCabe: Eyewitness to the Spanish Civil War' by author Tim Fanning

View here



Access to this lecture

'Religion and religious discord in Belturbet, 1610 - 1714' by Dr. Brendan Scott continues. 

View here



Centenary Lecture Series - Autumn 2020

Date and time: 24 July 2020 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2021 @ 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  



Our Story Corner!

Date and time: 20 February 2021 @ 00:00 to 27 February 2022 @ 00:00

We love stories and we especially like to SHARE stories and reading!

Will you join us today for a little storytime?

Story Corner!