April 8, 2021

RB Digital eMagazines Service Moves to Overdrive

The RB Digital eMagazines service has now moved to Overdrive. More than 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. For the first time, users with a library card can read digital magazines on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting your library authority website. Top […]

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March 16, 2021

Welsh Libraries Reaching Out Into the Virtual World

Library staff across all Local Authorities in Wales will have access to an exciting digital training package, thanks to a grant from the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund The past 12 months have seen a huge change in the way public libraries across Wales have been able to deliver their services due to the Coronavirus […]

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March 9, 2021

Newtown Crowdsourcing Project Seeks Volunteers

David Pugh’s Photographic Collection Do you enjoy looking at old photographs? Are you interested in Newtown’s history and its people? People’s Collection Wales is looking for online volunteers to enrich David Pugh’s (1942–2017) photographic collection of Newtown. © Newtown Local History Group David Pugh was one of Newtown’s most significant chroniclers. He was passionate about […]

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March 3, 2021

Share a Story on World Book Day 2021

The Books Council of Wales is encouraging people across Wales to share a story in celebration of World Book Day 2021 on Thursday 4 March. Sharing a story could include reading at home with the family, sharing a story with your pet, reading in your favourite place, reading in an unusual location and more! With […]

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February 5, 2021

Take Part in Booktrust Cymru’s Big Welsh Rhyme Time!

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time will take place from Monday 8th – Friday 12th February! This year, BookTrust Cymru are inviting children in Foundation Phase to take part in the rhyming fun, too! If you work with children aged 0-7 you can join in the fun by holding your own Big Welsh Rhyme Time either […]

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December 17, 2020

Huw Aaron’s cartoons to raise a smile on World Book Day 2021

The Books Council of Wales is delighted to announce that Huw Aaron is the author of the new £1 Welsh-language book being published for World Book Day 2021. In his own distinctive style, the talented cartoonist and illustrator from Cardiff is creating Ha Ha Cnec for children young and old to enjoy on the next […]

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October 20, 2020

Libraries Supporting their Communities in Challenging Times

Libraries were among the first to start providing a service to their communities following an adjustment to the regulations enabling local authorities to begin the process of planning how to safely reopen their libraries in May. The phased approach began with offering a ‘click and collect’ loans service.  To support the additional costs accrued as a […]

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October 13, 2020

Turning the Page on Support for Children’s Mental Health

A new scheme is being launched in Wales to help children understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing through reading. The programme, which has been developed by leading health professionals alongside children and their families is being brought to Wales by UK charity, The Reading Agency in partnership with Welsh Government and public libraries. […]

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October 8, 2020

#ExpressYourShelf this Libraries Week to Celebrate Books and Reading

In 2020, Libraries Week will take place between 5-10 October, celebrating the nation’s much-loved libraries and their vital role in the UK’s book culture. It is a chance for libraries in all sectors to celebrate books and reading, showcase their reading offer and the contribution they make towards building a Nation of Readers. ‘Libraries are the […]

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