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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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July 2, 2015

Do you have a great rugby story you’d like to share?

Libraries, archives and museums have joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to hold a competition for young people to celebrate rugby in Wales as part of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup celebrations. Launching the competition today (Monday 27th April) at the Millennium Stadium, alongside WRU chief executive Roger Lewis and chairman Gareth Davies, […]

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April 16, 2015

Classic Welsh Read

What is a classic? Do you have a favorite book that you consider a classic? If so, there is a campaign launched today that asks readers across Wales to nominate their classics for inclusion in a list that will be distributed to libraries, bookshops and colleges to encourage others to read and enjoy them. The […]

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April 2, 2015

Fantastic Easter activities in Libraries across Wales!

There are some great events happening in libraries across Wales during the Easter break.  Here is a list of some of the fantastic events, contact your local library for more information:   Rhondda Cynon Taff – E-Teens Room in Treorchy Library, Ages 11+ Monday 6th April:             Skate 3 Tournament (11am – 12 noon) Teenage Mutant […]

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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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Welsh sporting stars launch World Book Day #bookselfie challenge

Welsh rugby stars George North and Scott Williams, together with their coach Robin McBryde, launched the World Book Day selfie challenge this week, ready for the big day on 5 March. The 2015 World Book Day campaign sees the launch of the World Book Day selfie challenge #bookselfie. The challenge, as taken by George, Scott […]

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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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