My local library is a stunning building. Recently built in the centre of Wexford town it’s a stylish, open space that is a pleasure to spend time in. I’m often found leafing through the homecraft section for books about knitting, sewing or sustainable living. Whether you’re looking to investigate green energy systems for your home, grow your own veggies or make and mend your family’s clothes, there is a wealth of useful information to be gleaned from your local library. In fact every category under the sun is catered for. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the wall to wall shelving containing countless rows of congruous book spines. A spontaneous visit is enough to make your head spin. But don’t despair- the entire catalogue of titles in Wexford libraries is available online to browse through at your ease. The subject/title/author search allows you to hone in on the subjects you are most interested in. Then by totting down the relevant number you can, either by yourself or with the help of a staff member, track down the book you want without difficulty. I imagine this is the case for libraries everywhere?
I’ve had the pleasure of doing some work for Wexford Library over the years. This includes designing the logo and illustrating two of the several Wexford library membership cards. The floppy disc top left on card shown is a dead giveaway to just how long ago!
Can you recommend good reading material for those interested in a sustainable lifestyle?