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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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April 24, 2018

Official opening of Bala Library

The new-look Bala Library has officially reopened to the public following refurbishment funded by a grant from the Welsh Government’s capital grants programme. The library returns to its original location on the site of Ysgol y Berwyn in the town following a temporary relocation to the Penllyn Leisure Centre whilst refurbishment work was taking place. […]

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February 20, 2018

Minister officially opens re-located Knighton Library

The Culture, Tourism and Sports Minister Lord Elis-Thomas AM, officially opened the public library within Knighton and District community centre on Thursday 15 February 2018. Since December last year, the centre has become home to the library and operates as a successful partnership between the management committee and the library service. The refurbishment of the centre […]

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December 21, 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Animal Agents results

The Reading Agency and libraries announce increased participation for Animal Agents 2017: 761,758 children took part in Animal Agents across the UK, an increase of 6,550 on 2016’s total This includes 27,206 pre-school participants 44% of participants were boys Number of children participating digitally up by 24.7% More children got reading at their local library […]

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November 27, 2017

New library for Tycoch Campus

Students and staff at Gower College Swansea celebrated the official reopening of the library at the Tycoch campus on 16 November 2017. The innovative learning space, which was opened by BBC Wales presenter and children’s author Lucy Owen, includes a collaborative area, an information learning technology studio, an acoustic pod and individual / group study […]

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October 18, 2017

Libraries Week hailed as great success

Libraries across Wales have celebrated Libraries Week by encouraging people to visit libraries under the banner of ‘discover something new’. Across the country libraries hosted guest authors and illustrators, group reading sessions, educational and literacy activities and so much more. Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM capped off the week […]

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October 9, 2017

Discover something new this autumn in your library

Libraries across Wales will be coming alive this October and putting on a show for everyone to join. Across the country libraries will be hosting guest authors and illustrators, group reading sessions, educational and literacy activities and much more to entice you during Libraries Week 9-14 October. Libraries Week is the annual showcase of all […]

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July 24, 2017

Get Down to Your Local Library This Summer for a Chance to Solve a Mystery!

Animal Agents is here! Animal Agents – a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way. Let your children get […]

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July 4, 2017

£2.7m for libraries, museums and archives in Wales

Libraries, museums and archives in Wales will benefit from over £2.7 million of Welsh Government funding to develop and enhance their services, Economy Secretary Ken Skates announced in May. The new Transformation Fund builds on the success of the Community Learning Libraries Programme for libraries, extending it to museums and archives for the first time. This […]

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