Siobhan Arkins’s bright idea for Galway was a 2015 winner.

Reading groups for adults with literacy and mental health issues.

WHAT THEY PLANNED TO DO

This project will support the creation of reading groups for adults with literacy and mental health issues. Ballybane Library is located in a community with high levels of social and economic disadvantage.

Since the library opened in 2006, all the staff have strived to work closely with the diverse community groups in the area.We are providing a very worthwhile service on a shoestring budget and with a skeleton staff. The funding will be used to enable us to continue to provide support and resources to the many community groups who use the library.

In particular, if we received some grant aid, this will provide much needed funds to run the five reading groups which meet every month in Ballybane Library.