October 4, 2021

Taking Action and Changing Lives for Libraries Week 2021

Libraries Week is a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries, with a focus in 2021 on supporting active and engaged communities and the central role that libraries play in their community as a driver for inclusion, sustainability, social mobility and community cohesion. Throughout the week, libraries in Wales will be taking action through a […]

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October 3, 2021

Abergavenny’s new Library Facility in the Heart of the Community

Following a £2.5 million investment Abergavenny now benefits from a brand new Library facility, located within a refurbished Grade II listed Town Hall at the heart of this busy market town. The new library opened its doors in September, and has been gladly welcomed by members old and new. The new Library features a brand […]

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September 22, 2021

Llanrwst Library reopens in Glasdir

Are you ready for your next cultural adventure? This week saw the opening of the new Llanrwst Library at Glasdir – a large reader friendly environment with a flagship children’s library designed by Opening the Book, world leaders in public library design. The library has a wide range of books to suit everyone including a […]

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July 12, 2021

Go Wild for Reading with the Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Go wild for reading with the Summer Reading Challenge online or at your local library this year! The Summer Reading Challenge launched in libraries across Wales and England on the 10th July (launched in Scotland and N. Ireland on 19 June) ‘Wild World Heroes’ theme, in partnership with WWF, to encourage children across the country […]

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June 23, 2021

£1.1 million for Museums and Libraries in Wales

Eight museums and libraries will benefit from £1.1 million funding through the Welsh Government’s Transformation Capital Grants. The scheme aims to support local museums, archives and libraries to revitalise facilities with a particular focus on widening access, partnership working and developing sustainable services. Five libraries will be modernised with the funding going towards new community […]

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April 8, 2021

RB Digital eMagazines Service Moves to Overdrive

The RB Digital eMagazines service has now moved to Overdrive. More than 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. For the first time, users with a library card can read digital magazines on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting your library authority website. Top […]

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March 16, 2021

Welsh Libraries Reaching Out Into the Virtual World

Library staff across all Local Authorities in Wales will have access to an exciting digital training package, thanks to a grant from the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund The past 12 months have seen a huge change in the way public libraries across Wales have been able to deliver their services due to the Coronavirus […]

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March 9, 2021

Newtown Crowdsourcing Project Seeks Volunteers

David Pugh’s Photographic Collection Do you enjoy looking at old photographs? Are you interested in Newtown’s history and its people? People’s Collection Wales is looking for online volunteers to enrich David Pugh’s (1942–2017) photographic collection of Newtown. © Newtown Local History Group David Pugh was one of Newtown’s most significant chroniclers. He was passionate about […]

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March 3, 2021

Share a Story on World Book Day 2021

The Books Council of Wales is encouraging people across Wales to share a story in celebration of World Book Day 2021 on Thursday 4 March. Sharing a story could include reading at home with the family, sharing a story with your pet, reading in your favourite place, reading in an unusual location and more! With […]

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