Ballinasloe Library launch the Home Energy Saving kits for Galway libraries and Europe Direct.
The new kit aims to help householders make sense of the energy they use every day. These kits contain six practical energy-saving tools so that you can carry out a mini energy audit of your home and find the easiest and most important areas to save energy.
According to Codema, Dublin’s Energy Agency, you can reduce your energy bill by up to 20% while improving the comfort of your home and helping contribute to a better environment at the same time. The tools in the kit are easy-to-use and they provide an interactive and tangible way to introduce the concept of energy usage into your home. The Home Energy Kit is a winner of an EU Sustainable Energy Award.
The Home Energy Saving Kit contains a fridge and freezer thermometer, a temperature and humidity, thermal leak detector, a plug-in energy monitor, radiator key, and a stopwatch.
Worksheet forms are also included alongside a Home Energy Saving Kit Manual so you can keep a record of your results and compare them to your past results. Upon completing the surveys, the forms will be entered into a weekly draw for a chance to win €100. The Home Energy Saving Kits will be available for loan from five libraries across Galway with another five coming on stream later this year.
The Library also provided an online class titled ‘An Introduction to Contemplative Dance’ which took place on January 21, as part of the First Fortnight Festival.
It took place right before midday and was conducted by Bernadette Divilly, a professional member of Dance Ireland, and hosted Ballinasloe Women’s Group. The tutorials were distributed through the library online in conjunction with online classes. Bernadette engages with a cohort of peers who have practised with working the body across disciplines. These dance tutorials focused on mindful movement and the enjoyment for all those who had participated.
The Library due to covid-19 regulations must remain closed until further notice, however, via the libraries online service you can easily access a range of E-books and Audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and much more through the mobile app borrow box where you can borrow up to four e-books or audiobooks on your mobile phone, tablet or computer online at any time using your library card’s ID number and pin.
Lastly, should you have any library books at home you do not need to worry as there are no fines for late returns at this current moment so you can return the book when the libraries reopen.
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