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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October 5, 2020

Supportive Role of Health & Wellbeing Books

Over the last six weeks, Welsh Libraries in conjunction with Borrowbox, the All-Wales e-books and e-audioBooks provider, have brought you a wealth of Health & Wellbeing book recommendations available through your library’s Borrowbox service. These resources were made available thanks to additional Welsh Government funding made available to support users of public libraries in Wales […]

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July 17, 2020

Meet the Silly Squad! Summer Reading Challenge 2020 launches in Wales

The Summer Reading Challenge will be launched in Wales today by the Education Minister and the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism. The annual Challenge aims to get children between the ages of 4 and 11 to read six books over the summer holidays. This year’s Challenge sees a shift to a new bilingual […]

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June 17, 2020

Hi Vis Fortnight 2020 Celebrates the Word in all its Forms and Formats

Hi VIS fortnight (previously ‘Make A Noise In Libraries’) is taking place from the 1-14th of June this year, and celebrates and raises awareness of the range of library services that are available for visually impaired people to access. It’s supported by the RNIB and CILIPs Reading Sight. The provision and availability of alternative formats is […]

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