More than €27,000 made available to Wicklow libraries for sensory facilities
Funding of nearly €28,000 is being made available for the provision of sensory facilities and equipment in branches of Wicklow County Library Service.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced that funding of €20,720 has been approved for Wicklow County Council for the project while the Council itself will match this amount by an additional 33%, bringing a total of €27,630.
This much welcomed support will enable Wicklow County Council Library Service to acquire the necessary equipment and make provision for individuals with sensory impairments, special educational needs, ASD and other learning difficulties.
Wicklow County Council Chief Executive, Mr Frank Curran, said: “Our libraries are essentially a space for all, and this funding will go towards ensuring that they are welcoming spaces where the experience for parents and carers of children and teens with sensory needs is more comfortable.”