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May 24, 2018

Make some me-time this autumn in your library

Libraries across Wales will be coming alive this October and showing how they can play a key role in our wellbeing. Across the country, libraries will be hosting guest authors and illustrators, group reading sessions, educational and literacy activities, musical events and much more to entice you during Libraries Week (8-13 October). Libraries Week is […]

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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 4, 2016

Looking for a new challenge in 2016… but not quite ready for the zip wire?

Why not sign up for a year of Reading Daringly with north Wales’ libraries. Each month two of the twenty four specially chosen books, one English language and one Welsh language, will be revealed creating a calendar of captivating reads. Librarians from across North Wales will choose books that challenge you to read something different.  […]

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Libraries & schools across Wales join forces to get kids reading

A scheme which sees libraries join forces with their local primary school to make every child a library member is today rolled out to every local authority in Wales. The Every Child A Library Member initiative aims to improve the reading literacy and communication skills of children across Wales by introducing them to the wealth […]

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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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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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August 10, 2015

It’s National Allotments Week, so get involved!

It’s National Allotments Week, so get involved!  From veggies to chick lit… Would you like to save money and reduce your carbon footprint? With almost a quarter of the UK population growing their own vegetables and an estimated  three quarters of a million people keeping chickens in their back garden, recreating a bit of ‘the […]

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July 10, 2015

Can you and your children help break a record this Summer?

Libraries across Wales are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Launching the challenge at Cefn Mawr Library in Wrexham today, Ken Skates, AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & […]

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March 5, 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 project started in March this year with six local authorities piloting the initiative and, thanks to Welsh Government funding from the Department of Culture, Sport & Tourism, this has now been rolled out to ten […]

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