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A real gem

There's so much more on offer in Ballyclare library than simply borrowing books. The amazing staff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hilary H
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A small but excellent library with devoted stall

I found this library difficult to find as it is above other premises. It was well worth the visit... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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School Street, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 9BE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 2269
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much more on offer in Ballyclare library than simply borrowing books. The amazing staff go that extra mile, providing a range of enjoyable activities. These include visiting authors, poets, children's activities, classes in IT, book club's, social activities, the annual Murder Mystery night...More

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I found this library difficult to find as it is above other premises. It was well worth the visit as the staff were most helpful and pleasant.

Thank bkennaway
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This library is very good it has a great selection of books and has computers for the younger generation to do homework on

Thank jamesi1992
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I cannot praise the staff in Ballyclare library enough. They are always friendly and helpful and often will recommend books to read. The selection of books on the shelves could be better, but the ordering service is very efficient and I usually don't have to...More

Thank Deb1302015
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff me n my daughter attend the rhyme n rime group on a Wednesday from she was 3 months! She now 14 months n loves it!! Great getting kids into books n learning them young and getting them socialist with other kids! Anytime...More

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Have re-joined the library after a number of years absence. Premises were warm and bright with friendly staff. Re-joining took a couple of minutes. Membership allows you to choose books not just from this branch but from 9 in total. I immediately found a number...More

Thank Joby135
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very quaint location and wonder full staff wanting to help in any way. We were from out of town and they help in many ways.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We go every week. Not so much a library as more a social gathering with friendly staff who always enjoy seeing ppl . Never mind the books it's s super place to have a laugh. we always leave smiling

Thank David S
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Love this wee library the girls are all lovely .. got lots going on .. poetry reading, book club, knit and natter which i attend and enjoy .. only fault i do have is the lack of public toilet . When in with children its...More

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Ballyclare Library, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2016

Thank you for your review of Ballyclare Library, I am glad that you enjoy the wide range of activities that are happening in the library. With regards to the provision of a public toilet, this is a small local facility with restricted space in which...More

Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The staff are lovely and the place is a great learning environment for teaching kids to love reading.

Thank Keith M
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