On Monday May 31st 2010, Laureate na nÓg Siobhán Parkinson attended the official launch of the St. Patrick’s Park Community Library in Navan. The library is a partnership between the Meath County Council and the Navan Travellers Workshop. While Navan Travellers Workshop will fund ongoing costs, the Meath County Library will support the new Library through training of personal and updating and exchanging books.
The library will serve as a homework club for student as well as a meeting space for agencies working with residents on education, health, and community initiatives. It will be open twenty hours a week.
The library will be a resource for agencies working with the Navan Travellers Workshop as well as a space for children to come to find books. Cllr. Carey, the Chairman of Meath Council commented, “I am delighted that you have responded so positively to this new facility and the opportunities it affords you as a love of books is one of the greatest gifts we as parents can give a child.”