November 5, 2015

Young reading volunteers presented with certificates

A group of young volunteers who helped encourage children take part in this year’s summer reading challenge have been rewarded for their efforts. 27 high school pupils from across Powys become ‘Reading Activists’ and helped children aged four to 12 to choose books, listen to them read and even reading to the children who took […]

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October 19, 2015

Newborn becomes Llanelli Library’s youngest member

Llanelli Library welcomes its youngest member at just three days old. Sienna James signed up after visiting with her mum Steffi who is also a member. Carmarthenshire Libraries have dramatically changed since Steffi was a youngster with more people borrowing different items from DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines to visiting online services.  Due to the […]

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October 14, 2015

Question: How far can a Summer Reading Challenge certificate travel?

Answer: Australia – how’s that for a record breaker! 10 year old Nate Johnson joined the Summer Reading challenge in Conwy Library, whilst staying with his Nain and Taid for three weeks in the summer holidays. Nate is a prolific reader and logged on to the library catalogue before arriving in the country in order […]

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September 21, 2015

Developing Wales as a nation of Coders

During National Coding Week starting 21st September 2015, WEA YMCA CC Cymru, Wales’ largest Adult Learning provider, is aiming to put Wales at the forefront of coding by offering taster sessions called “Coding for Adults – a Beginners Guide”, with follow on courses being delivered throughout the year. There will be sessions in every Unitary […]

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September 18, 2015

National Rugby Stories competition winners announced at new rugby display

With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup. First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones officially launched the Kick-offs and Keep-sakes display […]

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September 4, 2015

Plans for all-Wales library card to improve access and save money

The Welsh Government has announced plans for an all-Wales library card, which would allow users to access library services wherever they are in Wales and could save local authorities up to 70% on current spend. A single library card across Wales would mean users could borrow and return books in any library across the country. […]

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September 3, 2015

Blaenavon library reopens in new home

Blaenavon library has reopened at its new home in the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre. Opening hours will be 10am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, with self service access to quick choice and local history books on Sundays. Customers will also be able to access a range of council services including the customer care centre, community […]

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September 2, 2015

The Bridgend Mobile Library – Do you know all that your mobile library has to offer?

As well as being the place to pick up a great new read, local residents can now step on-board Bridgend County Borough’s Mobile Library service for advice on using a computer and completing things online. New digital equipment is enabling residents to use the internet on the Mobile Libraries to answer any queries they have, […]

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August 11, 2015

Looking for something FREE for the children to do this summer?

Libraries are running the amazing Summer Reading Challenge – over 23,000 children in Wales have already signed up! Just drop in to your nearest library, borrow some books and collect stickers, rewards and if you go 3 times and read at least six books your child will receive a certificate and a medal. Organised by […]

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