€230,000 investment announced for Donegal’s libraries

An investment of €230,000 has been announced today for libraries throughout Donegal.

The funding is part of a national Government strategy for local libraries with €3.7 million being made available to libraries across the country.

In Donegal, €172,000 has been invested by Central Government with Donegal County Council matching funds of €57,500.

Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh says the investment will significantly modernise the public library service, enhance the range and quality of services and provide a strong base to underpin the launch of the new local library strategy to be rolled out next year.

Improvements to Donegal libraries will include RFID Self-Technology to support the introduction of self-service machines as well as additional machines and the modernisation of existing machines.

Funding will also supplement existing resources, online resources and extra ICT facilities as well as improving book-stock for the Right-to-Read Initiative.