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Library Development Plan 2011-2014

Background information on the Library Development Plan

Mayo library service operates through a network of 15 branches and a small number of community services namely in Knockmore, Ballycastle, Inishturk andClareIslandas well as a school library service. Mayo Library service falls under the remit of the Directorate of Culture, Education, Heritage and Corporate Affairs of Mayo County Council

This library development plan has been prepared as a legislative requirement under section 78 of the Local government Act 2001. It takes full cognisance of the objectives of:

Mayo County Council Corporate Plan 2010 – 2014

Mayo County Development Board’s integrated strategy 2002 -2012

MayoCountyDevelopmentPlan 2008-2014

MayoCountyCouncil Arts Plan 2011-2014

Mayo County Council draft Heritage Plan 2011 -2016.

In 2010, the budget for the operation of the library service was €2,859,873, which included the cost of staff and a book fund of €257, 160. There are 50 staff employed by Mayo Library service which includes a full-time manager of the Jackie Clarke Library. The library service had almost 27,000 members in 2010 with 572,000 books being borrowed. 72,000 computer sessions were booked throughout the year. Over 300 events are held every year as part of the library’s cultural programme, and the library attracts around 365,000 visitors per annum.

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Mayo County Library Development Plan 2011-2014  

Leabharlann Chontae Mhaigh Eo Plean Forbartha 2011-2014