Funding will transform Wexford’s public libraries

GOREY LIBRARY

Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy informed WexfordToday.com that €295,247 funding has been secured for digital library services and facilities in Wexford and will enhance ICT infrastructure, create new meeting spaces with state-of-the-art technology and provide dedicated digital learning suites.
“The new facilities and services will attract new users of all ages to our public libraries. This funding will transform our public library service across Wexford,” said Minister D’Arcy.
The funding includes the provision of iPads/tablets/smart devices for users and for staff to assist users; computers and workstations including image deployment technology; software to support design, gaming and coding; Meeting space technology; Podcasting equipment and workstations; “Dementia Tables” which facilitate play and learning for people with mild to severe dementia as well as those with intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties and autism; Mobile LCD screens with audio; Interactive whiteboards and digital training suites.
“All of this shows how progressive our libraries have become. We are to the forefront with new technologies and services for our local communities here in Wexford,” Minister D’Arcy said.

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