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Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton welcomes the announcement of €200,000 funding for Cobh Library. The funding allocation, announced on July 19th, is part of a new Capital Programme for Libraries administered by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to improve local library facilities.

“I am very pleased with the news that €200,000 has been allocated towards the upgrading of facilities at Cobh Library. I understand that Cork County Council is going to supply the balance of funding necessary to carry out refurbishments. I am sure that this funding announcement will be warmly welcomed by both the library staff and customers alike. Any investment in libraries is money well spent as they are an extremely important facet of community and civic life. In addition to a large stock of books, libraries also have a wide variety of useful facilities such as providing access to courses and IT equipment.

“I know that many libraries have seen a significant increase in usage over the last few years and Cobh Library is certainly one of those, it is a particularly well used by local people. I understand that the planned works to Cobh Library will not only include refurbishment to the interior but will also allow some infrastructural improvements to be carried out.

“In addition to the Cobh Library funding, I have also been advised by Minister Hogan that funding is also being made available for a new mobile library for Cork County. This is also welcome news,” concluded Deputy Stanton.