Blanchardstown Library Rooms and Exhibition Space

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on July 6, 2015 in Libraries

As part of our aim to provide for the civic and civil, educational and recreational needs of the citizens of Fingal, Blanchardstown Library can offer rooms to community and voluntary organisations for their use. Our largest room is the Lecture Room on the ground floor which can hold a maximum of sixty people. There are […]

As part of our aim to provide for the civic and civil, educational and recreational needs of the citizens of Fingal, Blanchardstown Library can offer rooms to community and voluntary organisations for their use. Our largest room is the Lecture Room on the ground floor which can hold a maximum of sixty people. There are tables and seats available for talks, meetings and group activities. There is an overhead projector and large screen available for presentations, slide shows or photographs accompanying talks.

It has also been used as an open space by parent and toddler groups and for arts and crafts sessions. The Parent and Toddler Group takes place on Wednesday mornings in the room – toys are provided for use. The Baby Book Club also usually meets in the room once a month. Events for our Europe Direct Information Centre have been held in the Lecture Room. Activities for Seachtáin na Gaeilge, the Bealtáine Festival, Heritage Week, and Library Ireland Week have been hosted here. Films have been shown under our MPLC licence.

On the second floor in the building we have two meeting rooms. Meeting Room 1 holds up to twenty people, while Meeting Room 2 holds a capacity of fifteen. There are chairs and a large table space in both rooms. Both rooms are brightly lit and airy. A mobile projector and screen is available for use in the rooms, and a TV screen is available with HTML cable.

The Assembly Room on the first floor is a compact room, with a capacity of ten people. It is ideal for small meetings, and is often used by our language and conversation groups, and sometimes book clubs.

The Cyberskills Room is a dedicated IT space on the ground floor with 20 computers, an overhead projector and screen, so IT training can be hosted here. There is also Inclusive Technology equipment fitted on some PCs offering educational and lifeskills software and equipment for children and adults with special needs. Computer classes have taken place here under the aegis of Get Ireland Online, and Age Action. We have had computer coding workshops and Minecraft classes for children in the room.

We also have exhibition space in our main foyer, and we’ve displayed collections of paintings and photography by individuals and groups, and artwork by school classes, and travelling displays based on cultural and historical events. We have an Exhibition Form available for enquiries.

Our Room Request Form can be picked up at the library or can be emailed to interested parties. It contains details of our Room policy, and lists room charges and insurance requirements. Reservations for meeting rooms are on a first-come, first served basis and may be made no more than three months in advance. It is part of the public library ethos that the rooms be used for non-commercial purposes.

Blanchardstown Library can be contacted by telephone on 01 8905563 or email blanchlib@fingal.ie

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