December 21, 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Animal Agents results

The Reading Agency and libraries announce increased participation for Animal Agents 2017: 761,758 children took part in Animal Agents across the UK, an increase of 6,550 on 2016’s total This includes 27,206 pre-school participants 44% of participants were boys Number of children participating digitally up by 24.7% More children got reading at their local library […]

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November 27, 2017

New library for Tycoch Campus

Students and staff at Gower College Swansea celebrated the official reopening of the library at the Tycoch campus on 16 November 2017. The innovative learning space, which was opened by BBC Wales presenter and children’s author Lucy Owen, includes a collaborative area, an information learning technology studio, an acoustic pod and individual / group study […]

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October 18, 2017

Libraries Week hailed as great success

Libraries across Wales have celebrated Libraries Week by encouraging people to visit libraries under the banner of ‘discover something new’. Across the country libraries hosted guest authors and illustrators, group reading sessions, educational and literacy activities and so much more. Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM capped off the week […]

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October 9, 2017

Discover something new this autumn in your library

Libraries across Wales will be coming alive this October and putting on a show for everyone to join. Across the country libraries will be hosting guest authors and illustrators, group reading sessions, educational and literacy activities and much more to entice you during Libraries Week 9-14 October. Libraries Week is the annual showcase of all […]

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July 24, 2017

Get Down to Your Local Library This Summer for a Chance to Solve a Mystery!

Animal Agents is here! Animal Agents – a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way. Let your children get […]

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July 4, 2017

£2.7m for libraries, museums and archives in Wales

Libraries, museums and archives in Wales will benefit from over £2.7 million of Welsh Government funding to develop and enhance their services, Economy Secretary Ken Skates announced in May. The new Transformation Fund builds on the success of the Community Learning Libraries Programme for libraries, extending it to museums and archives for the first time. This […]

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February 2, 2016

Scorch is hiding in your local library!

A competition for children aged 12 and under will be taking place in libraries across Wales with some fantastic WRU prizes up for grabs! The competition aims to encourage children to discover what they can find in their local library and will take place in libraries across Wales between the 7th February and the 19th […]

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January 28, 2016

Kids Take Over the Library and Family Information Services

Ever wanted to see what it would be like to work in your local library or family information service? Here’s your chance. Museums, galleries, arts organisations , archives and heritage sites across the UK are gearing up to invite children and young people to take over for the day – so how can Wrexham children […]

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January 18, 2016

How would you like to save £1000 this year?

Joining your library and accessing the amazing free services they have on offer could save you hundreds of pounds a year! Over 83,000 e-books were downloaded for free from Welsh Libraries last year.  There were over 155,000 downloads of e-zines in 2015 saving the people of Wales approximately £310,000. The people below are all regular […]

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