Library service awarded €15k for Creative Studio initiative

The South Dublin County Council library service has been awarded €15,000 in funding for its Creative Studio initiative in the new North Clondalkin library.

The funding was secured through the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Public Service Innovation Fund.

Clondalkin North Library 02 1

The North Clondalkin Library has been awarded €15,000

The Creative Studio is a free to use digital maker space facilitating the creation of music recordings, podcasts, videos, digital stories, and oral histories. 

At the centre of this space is a recording booth providing library patrons with access to a variety of audio and video recording equipment and software.

The idea of introducing The Creative Studio is to engage with younger people in particular - energise them and upskill them in digital media, with a view to expanding their horizons on future career possibilities.

The new community library in North Clondalkin was identified as a priority in South Dublin County Libraries’ Development Plan.

An expanding youth population and a strong demand for services from local schools and community groups underpin the need for innovative services to be implemented for young people in this locality.

The new library will be ideally positioned as a key resource in the North Clondalkin area.

The Public Service Innovation Fund is a competitive fund that aims to support innovative ideas from across public service organisations and turn them into a reality with funding available of up to €50,000.

These projects help to add value to public service organisations and make what they do better for the public.

It is part of the government’s Our Public Service 2020 framework for development and innovation in Ireland’s public service.

By subscribing to The Echo you are supporting your local newspaper Click Here: Echo Online.

Prev Líle’s story is shortlisted from 500 entries around Ireland
Next The Red Line Book Festival returns despite some challenges
  • Fire in Cookstown Industrial Estate
  • Looking to #ShopLocal?
  • Take a virtual tour around Greenhills Community College with some of its students!
  • #ThinkShopSupportLocal
  • The Square celebrates 30 years in Tallaght

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.