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January 16, 2023

‘Dip into Reading’ and Reap the Wellbeing Benefits this Winter 

  Welsh Libraries are encouraging you to ‘Dip into Reading’ and reap the wellbeing benefits this winter  Welsh Libraries are teaming up with national charity The Reading Agency to promote the link between regular reading and improved health outcomes this winter. Supported by Welsh Government, libraries across Wales will be involved in the public information […]

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January 9, 2023

Digital Communities Wales Leads Libraries Skills Audit

  Digital Communities Wales (DCW) are working with the 22 local authorities in Wales to roll out a digital skills audit to all library staff and volunteers. The digital skills audit has been modelled on the UK Government’s Essential Digital Skills Framework and will assess participants’ digital skills and confidence and ability to help people […]

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November 21, 2022

Helping People to Age Well in Wales

  Welsh Libraries are launching a campaign to promote the work they do to support people in Wales to live and age well Age Well with Welsh Libraries will highlight the important role libraries are playing to encouraging people to actively participate in community activities regardless of their age. Welsh Libraries will be running a […]

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November 9, 2022

Community Renewal Grant Funds Digital Community Hub in Knighton

  Knighton Library is situated within the Knighton and District Community Centre (The Comm) following a partnership agreement dating back to December 2017. The Library Service provides IT facilities and support, iPads for loan, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines in addition to books.  The public can access Council services, and Library staff support the public with […]

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October 13, 2022

New Reading Well for Teens Collection Launched on World Mental Health Day 2022

  A new Reading Well for teens collection launched in public libraries in England and Wales on World Mental Health Day 2022 (10th October). The scheme supports the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers aged 13 to 19 years old, providing information, advice and support to help them better understand their feelings, handle difficult experiences […]

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October 5, 2022

Keeping Our Communities Connected

 People are aware now more than ever how important it is for everyone to feel connected to others and to experience a sense of belonging to their community. Studies have shown that a prolonged loss of social contact can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. Loneliness and social isolation are associated with […]

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October 3, 2022

Libraries Week 2022 Inspiring Learning for All

  This year, Libraries Week (3-9 October) will be celebrating the nation’s much-loved libraries and the central role that libraries play in supporting life-long learning. It’s a chance to showcase how libraries across all sectors are inspiring learning for all and helping individuals to unlock and fulfil their potential at every stage of life. Throughout […]

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August 12, 2022

Welsh Libraries take a lead during the Summer of Fun

  Libraries continue to surprise families who walk through their doors, and this Summer is no exception.  Think dancing, opera, moon watching, space travel, coding, sign language and train journeys. And ice cream and chocolate inventions, wildlife, beach combing, map making…all between the bookshelves. The Summer of Fun – free, fabulous activities and events funded […]

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August 4, 2022

StoryTrails is coming to Swansea and Newport!

  StoryTrails is a one-of-a-kind immersive storytelling experience taking place in libraries across the UK this Summer. The project is one of ten projects commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. StoryTrails brings untold stories to life using augmented and virtual reality as well as through never seen before film archive. Swansea Central […]

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