The Killaloe and District Public Library is a thriving community resource, with an active membership of more than 1,500 patrons. The library loans out more than 20,000 items each year and regularly hosts special events and learning workshops.
The library serves as a technology hub for both residents and visitors. It offers free computer and wireless Internet access to more than 4,000 individuals each year. And it provides photocopying and scanning services, plus free tech tutorials for those who want to learn more.
With more than 15,000 items in its collection, including books, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks, the library is the top destination for information and entertainment in the area.
But it’s not just about the numbers. Library staff and volunteers work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere where patrons often gather for impromptu discussions and storytelling.
Children rush to their own special area to play with educational toys or read their favorite books. Teens congregate in the study zone to play online games, update their social media status, or conduct research for school. Seniors bring in their laptops and e-readers to learn about new technology, and book lovers stop in to find the latest bestsellers and award-winning fiction.
And of course, there are always interesting conversations going on in the movie section, where patrons can choose from more than a thousand Canadian and international films, quality documentaries and some of the best TV viewing from the past decade.
It’s all here at the Killaloe and District Public Library.