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Customer Notices - Temporary Closure for Refurbishment
Bessbrook Library Temporary Planned Closure
Bessbrook Library will be closed temporarily from Wednesday 29 November until April 2024 due to essential building work.
During this temporary closure, customers can visit any public library. The closest libraries include:
Newry City Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry
t: 028 3026 4683
Crossmaglen Library, 44 The Square, Crossmaglen
t: 028 3086 1951
The planned works include installing improved insulation in the roof along with new LED lighting for energy efficiency. The interior of the library will also be enhanced with a new ceiling, new floor covering, and re-decoration of internal walls.
During the library closure, items can be renewed online with your library membership card and PIN number which is available from library staff. eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines can also be borrowed through our online library
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
|Event Name||Event Details||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time||Booking|
Quiet hour every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Escape the hustle and bustle in Bessbrook Library.
Expect lower lighting levels and lower noise levels.
|22/11/2023 04:00 PM||12/06/2024 05:00 PM||See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.|
|Knit and Natter||
Every Friday from 11:00am - 12:30pm.
Booking by telephone.
Knit and Natter groups are for adults who enjoy knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. They are free of charge to attend and participants have the opportunity to share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills. Members can bring along a project they are already working on or can start something new.
|24/11/2023 11:00 AM||14/06/2024 12:30 PM||See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.|
|Tea and Newspapers||
Every Saturday from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Tea and Newspapers groups give adults the opportunity to meet new people, socialise and discuss local and national affairs in the newspapers while enjoying complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits.
|25/11/2023 11:00 AM||15/06/2024 01:00 PM||See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.|
|The Story Squad||
Meeting once a month on a Saturday from 12:00pm - 12:40pm. Date for next meeting is given at each meeting and advertised on the inside and outside of building and on social media.
Booking is essential.
Junior Reading Groups are a fun way for children to be introduced to a wide range of new books, authors and to make new friends along the way. Members are asked to read a chosen book before each meeting, which will be available to borrow for free from the library catalogue.
|25/11/2023 12:00 PM||15/06/2024 12:40 PM|
First Saturday of the month on a Saturday from 11:30am - 1:30pm.
Come along to have Lego building fun.
Fun and creative ideas for things to make and build.
Age 6+ Children must be accompanied by an adult.
|02/12/2023 11:30 AM||01/06/2024 01:30 PM|