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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Roy Noble and Karl Davies Publish New Children’s Books with Graffeg

Much loved BBC broadcaster & presenter Roy Noble is a native of Brynaman in the Amman Valley of Carmarthenshire but has lived for over forty years in Aberdare. Following a career in education, rising to headmaster in two primary schools, he eventually joined the BBC, where his daily radio programme has attained high listening figures in […]

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More Books on Mental Health Available in Welsh

Award-winning author Matt Haig’s memoir of living with depression has been translated into Welsh as part of the groundbreaking Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health scheme. Regularly featured on best-seller lists, Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive is among the latest collection of self-help books to be published in Welsh to help people […]

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April 6, 2020

Access the Library Anywhere, Anytime

Discover your Library’s wide range of digital resources — including eBooks & eAudiobooks, eMagazines & eComics, and a wealth of Digital Collections. Your Library’s fantastic collection of online resources includes over 250 top eMagazines, over 25,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks, eComics – all for free, simply join the library! You also have access to a selection […]

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April 2, 2020

Enhanced eComics Service Includes Disney titles

Welsh Libraries are proud to be offering an enhanced eComics service from April 2020 to all library users throughout Wales, which will include over 3,500 titles. The enhanced collection will include popular Disney titles such as Frozen, Mulan & Finding Nemo, as well as Marvel classics such as Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk, and other top comics such as Transformers, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters. Deputy […]

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March 30, 2020

Libraries closed until further notice

Libraries have closed until further notice. They are not lending books, and all borrowing times have been extended. There are no fines for anyone during this period.  You can still read or listen to e-books, audiobooks, and even comics on almost any device or computer. Click here for more information.

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March 9, 2020

Book Lovers Across Wales Celebrate World Book Day 2020

Book lovers across Wales joined together to celebrate World Book Day this year on 5 March 2020. The Books Council of Wales invited schools, bookshops, colleges, libraries, businesses and households to join the largest annual celebration of books and reading in the United Kingdom and Ireland, by taking part in activities and events across Wales […]

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February 18, 2020

Swansea Libraries Celebrate 50th Year of City Status

Swansea celebrated 50 years as a city in 2019, with Swansea Council leading a programme of events and activities to mark this special anniversary. As a council service and one with a strong presence in many local communities, Swansea Libraries were keen to take part in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the award announcement of […]

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