November 25, 2015


This week libraries in Wales are highlighting their amazing digital services. From free downloads, free wifi and free family history resources to a wide range of courses and drop-in sessions to help you get online, use an iPad or learn new skills, libraries can help you access a wealth of digital services and save you […]

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November 21, 2015

New titles added to the FREE E-zines service from Welsh Libraries

From Heat and Grazia to Who do you think you are and Radio Times the Welsh Libraries e-zine service has something for everyone, and it’s just got better! Do you spend more than you should on magazines? Why not browse our collection of more than 200 top magazine titles including BBC titles, top health & […]

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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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