June 12, 2024

Win a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio: A Children’s Edition

  A new book has been published that aims to make Shakespeare’s works more accessible to young people through an abridged and illustrated version of the landmark book that helped to ensure William Shakespeare’s legacy in world culture over 400 years ago. The book, known more famously as the First Folio, has been the cornerstone […]

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May 16, 2024

National charity, The Reading Agency, launches compelling, new Reading Well for dementia book collection

  The Reading Agency launches Reading Well for dementia, an innovative, curated collection of books and resources designed to harness the power of reading to support the health and wellbeing of those affected by the condition. The book collection launches, in partnership with public libraries, during Dementia Action Week (13-19 May 2024), which inspires people […]

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Gwynedd to Lead National Library Project

  Library services across Wales will be transformed as a result of a new system funded by the Welsh Government and led by Cyngor Gwynedd. This will mean that one system will be available along with an app to browse the books and audiobooks catalogue, as well as to order or renew items, which will […]

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March 7, 2024

Celebrating World Book Day in Wales 2024

  The charity World Book Day® is holding its annual celebration on Thursday 7 March. Children throughout the country will be encouraged to enjoy reading, receiving £1 book tokens to exchange for one of the many specially published £1 books for FREE, or to put towards another book of their choice. This year’s Welsh-language book, […]

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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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