Kilkenny County Council Library Service provides a range of services and programmes focusing on the needs of older people across our network of 8 branches and mobile library service.
Age Friendly Libraries
Graiguenamanagh Library is the first library branch in County Kilkenny to have obtained official Age Friendly Status.
In this library we have additional aids to assist you in your visit should you wish to use them;
- Magnifying glasses
- Reading glasses
- A library trolley
- Adjustable table
Our other 7 library branches are working towards achieving this status.
Age Friendly Digital Ambassador
We now have library staff trained as Age Friendly ambassadors who can offer help with getting started on our Borrow Box library app which allows you to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. All of our branches carry age friendly formats like large print and audio books.
For further details contact Karyn in Castlecomer Library 056 4440561
Door to door service
Our door to door service was established during the Covid pandemic with great success and we are delighted that we can continue this personalised service. Our delivery driver will drop books of your choice straight to your door - if you know someone who is over 65yrs living in County Kilkenny and would like to avail of this service, please contact your local library.
The Magic Table
The Magic Table consists of a series of interactive games that are projected on a table. The games are formulated with the intention to trigger a sense of reminiscence among players in order to encourage stimulation socially, cognitively and physically. As light simulations, games are projected onto a table and include gardening, fishing and popping balloons. The light games encourage players to reach out towards them and the lights subsequently respond to their hand and arm movements.
The Magic Table also include games for people with autism, these games are described as being more directly educational.
Loughboy Library is home to the first installed Magic Table in Kilkenny, Castlecomer and Graiguenamanagh Libraries host portable tables that can be lent to outside institutions for a period of time whose users may benefit from its use.
Details on using the tables are available on request from the three libraries.