Over €23,000 In Funding For Kerry Libraries

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FUNDING totalling €23,534,00 has been announced for Kerry Libraries.

The funding, approved by Department of Rural and Community Development, has a specific focus and is aimed to support a wide variety of groups in local communities.

‘Family Time @ your library’  which is part of Kerry Library Services’ Right to Read Programme comprising of online and physical components for both adults and children will receive €18,000.

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This progamme is aimed at people with literacy needs, early school leavers, Residents of direct provision centre and residents of deprived areas.

A sum of €5,534 will be available for purchase of TTRS licences for people with low literacy levels or learning differences. Minister Norma Foley welcomed the news  saying; “The last few months have been very difficult and any funding which helps our libraries to reach out and engage with the communities they serve is most welcome. This funding will be used to continue to assist our libraries in promoting community well-being and fostering community inclusion.”

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