A new mobile library unit serving the rural areas of West Cork was launched recently.
Councillor Declan Hurley, Mayor of the County of Cork, launched the Cork County Council mobile library at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.
Our videographer Denis Minihane attended to meet the excited children and speak to Councillor Hurley.
Councillor Hurley described the mobile library as a “fantastic investment in the Cork County library services.”
He said that an estimated €200,00 had been invested into the mobile unit which is to serve the rural areas of West Cork.
With a total of 1700 members, it issued 37,000 items last year alone.
The launch of the mobile library “takes us to new and exciting places whether real, imaginary, recent or historical and furthermore it encourages us to think and use our creative side of our brain,” Councillor Hurley said when addressing the crowd of both excited children and parents who look forward to using the new service.
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