The La Touche Legacy is delighted that the long awaited refurbishment of the Greystones Library is complete and its extension offers panoramic views of the coastline whilst offering a perfect area for quiet reflection and study.
Greystones library is a single-storey detached Carnegie library originally built in 1910 on a site donated by the Burnaby estate. It is an Edwardian style building with Queen Anne influenced styling. Features include a small domed spire from apex of roof, large timber tripartite sash windows and a date panel over the entrance. The entrance is set under a projecting semi-circular hood supported by slender iron posts. The original Carnegie library covered 175 m².
It was extended towards the railway line during the 1940’s. Formerly the Library HQ and branch, the HQ transferred to Ballywaltrim, Bray and the branch library extended into the vacated space. A single storey addition was added to the rear of the building. The extended library was re-opened following renovation on 9 November 1994.
The library was closed for a period in 2009 to allow for further extensive refurbishment. Over €1 million has been spent upgrading the building. New stairs and a lift provide access to the newly installed mezzanine floor. New reading areas and additional Internet access points have also been provided. It was reopened to the public in February 2010.
2nd Wednesday and last Wednesday of every month at 11am. 1st Wedneday of every month at 7pm.
As these book clubs are currently full we’re also looking to possibly start another bookclub on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am and depending on how much interest there is, possibly one on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. We haven’t decided which Tuesday of the month that will be yet.
Anyone interested should contact the library and let us know which day/time suits them best.
The Music Circle meets the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 8.45pm. Come along and listen or participate by choosing your favourite classical pieces to share with others.
Story time every Wednesday morning at 10:15am until 10:45 am. Arts & Crafts every Saturday from 11 am until 12 noon.
Tel: 01 2873548 : email@example.com : www.wicklow.ie/LIBRARIES/GreystonesLib.htm