Leitrim County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke officially launched the arrival of the Cubbie in Manorhamilton Library on Monday afternoon, February 28th. In launching this innovative service, Cllr. O’Rourke said he was “particularly pleased that this service is now available in County Leitrim and would like to commend Leitrim County Council’s Library Service for introducing such an innovative and unique service”.
Cllr. O’Rourke went on to say that “Leitrim County Council’s Library Service is one of the most visible ways Leitrim County Council engages with individuals and communities” and as Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council he was delighted to welcome this fabulous new service which will make such a difference in the lives of everyone in the community.
The inclusion of this type of service clearly demonstrates the library’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion and in particular the aim to support those who experience sensory or sensory related issues.
This Sensory management system is accessible and inclusive of both children and adults and ensures that all library users are made to feel welcome and that they can avail of library services and participate in library events in a comfortable environment. Library staff always want a visit to the library to be as positive and enjoyable an experience as possible for everyone.
Leitrim County Council’s library service is working hard to ensure that all library service points are sensory friendly. There is a dedicated sensory room in Mohill Library in South Leitrim and Leitrim library service is currently working on a collaborative project with Roscommon and Sligo Library services which aims to have sensory equipment available for both use in the library and also for loan to library members, schools and other organisations in the community.
Leitrim County Council is very fortunate to have secured funding from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to purchase the Cubbie.
Cllr. O’Rourke concluded by saying that he was “delighted to welcome the Cubbie to Manorhamilton Library where it will be well used and enjoyed”