February 13, 2015

Library officially opens at new ‘shared site’

Llandrindod Wells’ library has officially opened at its new ‘shared site’, Powys County Council has announced. The new venue at the Gwalia building was officially opened on National Libraries Day (Saturday 7 February), replacing the site on Beaufort Road which closed earlier this month. As part of the official opening, celebrations were spread over two […]

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February 6, 2015

Deputy Minister pledges commitment to quality library services

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, has pledged his commitment to providing quality community services for library users, despite the challenging times. Speaking ahead of National Libraries Day (Saturday 7th February), the Deputy Minister said Wales is ahead of the game in modernising and co-locating services to make libraries more sustainable and […]

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January 16, 2015

Automatic library card for every child in Wales

Welsh libraries and primary schools are joining forces to provide every primary school child with a library card. The Welsh Government is supporting a campaign to make sure every child in Wales becomes a member of their local library. As he prepared to launch the initiative in Denbighshire on January 15th in Prestatyn and Rhyl […]

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January 13, 2015

Cerrigydrudion Community Library is launched

An exciting partnership between Conwy County Borough Council and Cerrigydrudion Community Library Support Group aims to safeguard library services in the Uwchaled area. The keys to the town’s library building was presented to Cerrigydrudion Community Library Support Group 12/12/14, officially marking the launch of the second community library of its kind in the County Borough. Conwy […]

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January 5, 2015

WELSH LIBRARIES ARE BUCKING THE UK TREND!

The number of people borrowing from public libraries in Wales is up by almost 5% in the last 12 months – whilst the UK as a whole has seen a decrease of over 4% according to figures released by CIPFA (Chartered Institute for Public Finance & Accountancy) for 2013-14. Whilst visits to libraries and book […]

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