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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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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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December 24, 2015

Christmas Opening Hours at Your Library

To find out when your library will be open (or closed) over the festive period, click on Find Your Library and follow the links to your local library service. Don’t forget to let us know what you are reading over Christmas and check back here for details of events and activities taking place across Wales […]

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November 25, 2015

ACCESS YOUR LIBRARY WHEREVER YOU ARE

This week libraries in Wales are highlighting their amazing digital services. From free downloads, free wifi and free family history resources to a wide range of courses and drop-in sessions to help you get online, use an iPad or learn new skills, libraries can help you access a wealth of digital services and save you […]

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