East Meath is set to welcome its first library service since the mid 2000's with the launch of Bettystown Library.
The planning process will commence for the new development in May 2020, with the facility expected to open its doors to the public in 2022.
When launched, it will have the first Sensory Room in the county, the first library to offer users free access to the latest in 3D technology, and the first library to offer group study pods to students.
The 700 sq m library will be located in a landmark building with views out over the sea and a major community meeting space overlooking a new plaza in the centre of the village. This state-of-the-art facility is designed with a variety of users in mind and features dedicated areas for children, teens and adults.
Three multi-functional meeting spaces will allow the library service to deliver a wide variety of events and activities for children and adults. The community and voluntary sector will also be able to book the meeting spaces for free.
Meath County Council Chief Executive said: "We are thrilled that the entire East Meath community of over 10,000 residents will be able to share this one-of-a-kind space with us. A feature of the new building will be a stunning meeting room on the third floor. This room will accommodate civic, community and cultural events and we look forward to the community celebrating their own achievements in this amazing beach-front setting. We hope everyone will celebrate this new chapter for Meath County Council."
Plans for Bettystown Library will undergo a full public consultation later this year.
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