February 5, 2024

BookTrust Cymru’s annual Big Welsh Rhyme Time helps children enjoy bilingual rhyming

  BookTrust Cymru, the children’s reading charity, is encouraging families, schools, and early years spaces across Wales to join in with Big Welsh Rhyme Time, a week-long national celebration of sharing bilingual rhymes, poems and songs with thousands of children in their early years.   Developed with the support of the Welsh Government, Big Welsh […]

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January 8, 2024

Newly refurbished Rhymney Library Hub opens its doors

  The Mayor officially opened Rhymney Library Hub today, Monday 8th January, after an exciting refurbishment thanks to funding from Caerphilly County Borough Council and Welsh Government’s Capital Transformation Fund. The new improvements include refurnished and modernisation of both floors of the library, as well as an innovative education, reading and support hub for residents, […]

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December 8, 2023

PORI Mobile App Service Update

  Unfortunately the mobile app PORI has been taken offline for the foreseeable future due to serious infrastructure issues that are completely out of our control. You may still be able to access the app however no catalogue searches will be possible and any data that may appear in your My Account section may be […]

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September 27, 2023

Go Green at the Library this Libraries Week!

  In 2023, Libraries Week becomes Green Libraries Week!  Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer, organised by CILIP. Each year a theme is picked, and the innovative and surprising things that libraries are doing to support their communities are explored. Between the 2nd and 8th […]

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July 19, 2023

Get Active and Engaged with the Summer Reading Challenge 2023: Ready, Set, Read!

  The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest reading for pleasure programme for children, presented by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with libraries. The Challenge encourages children aged 4-11 to keep reading during the school summer holidays. They set a reading goal and can read anything they enjoy! Public libraries issued over […]

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June 20, 2023

Growing Together – Making good days happen at your local library

  Welsh Libraries are launching a campaign to promote all the different ways your local library can support a child’s early development, as well as offering new parents and carers an opportunity to get out and about and meet other people. Libraries welcome children from the very earliest months of life, and are helping parents […]

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May 10, 2023

Welsh Government Invests £1.7m to Transform Museums and Libraries in Wales

  Some of Wales’ most treasured museums and libraries are set to be transformed thanks to £1.7m funding from the Welsh Government, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden has announced. The Cultural Transformation Capital Programme aims to enable public libraries, local museums and archive services to transform service delivery, to modernise their […]

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April 3, 2023

Pencoed Library Officially Reopens

  Pencoed Library has been officially reopened in its 50th anniversary year! During its short closure period, the library has been completely transformed into a bright, welcoming space for the whole community to use and enjoy.     Thanks to funding from Welsh Government’s Transformation Capital Grant Programme, the furniture has been updated with more mobile […]

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March 28, 2023

A New Era for Neath Library

  Neath Library has had a commanding position in the centre of Neath, overlooking the town’s Victoria Gardens, for close on 120 years. Built in 1904 the traditional Carnegie library has served many generations of the people of Neath and its surrounding communities, and is one of the town’s most well-loved buildings. But as the […]

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