August 12, 2022

Welsh Libraries take a lead during the Summer of Fun

  Libraries continue to surprise families who walk through their doors, and this Summer is no exception.  Think dancing, opera, moon watching, space travel, coding, sign language and train journeys. And ice cream and chocolate inventions, wildlife, beach combing, map making…all between the bookshelves. The Summer of Fun – free, fabulous activities and events funded […]

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August 4, 2022

StoryTrails is coming to Swansea and Newport!

  StoryTrails is a one-of-a-kind immersive storytelling experience taking place in libraries across the UK this Summer. The project is one of ten projects commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. StoryTrails brings untold stories to life using augmented and virtual reality as well as through never seen before film archive. Swansea Central […]

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July 9, 2022

Join the Gadgeteers for a Summer Reading Challenge

  This weekend will see the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge in Wales, a much loved initiative to keep children reading over the summer holidays. Children aged 4 to 11 can visit their local library to meet the Gadgeteers and to get involved in a science and innovation themed Summer Reading Challenge. Through taking […]

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July 6, 2022

New Design for Library at Bridgend Life Centre is Big Hit with Younger Borrowers

Like the town itself, Bridgend Library has undergone many changes since it first opened in 1901 on the ground floor of the then Town Hall. In 1908 the Carnegie Public Library opened in Wyndham Street and from 1925 to 1968 it also served as the headquarters of Glamorgan County Library. In subsequent years, the building […]

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June 9, 2022

Flint Library and Wellbeing Hub Offers a Listening Ear

  Flint Library underwent a major refurbishment in the autumn of 2019 and reopened in early 2020. The project was funded through the Welsh Government Transformation Capital Grant Programme with match funding from Aura Leisure and Libraries and partners Flintshire County Council. The library was completely redesigned throughout to allow for a modern open flexible space […]

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May 19, 2022

Over £750,000 for libraries and museums in Wales

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, has visited Museum of Cardiff on International Museum Day to announce just over £750,000 of Welsh Government funding to help local libraries, museums to develop their facilities and services. The funding, which will be delivered as part of the Transformation Capital Grant Scheme, will support Wales’ local […]

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April 27, 2022

Get Creative with Makerspace in Llanelli Library

Llanelli Library is one of the largest libraries in Carmarthenshire, described as innovative, vibrant and inviting, there are many things on offer within the walls of this 1850’s historic building. As you step through the doors of the Victorian façade don’t be fooled as you enter a modern library building designed to tempt you to […]

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April 4, 2022

Pwllheli Library Re-opens Following Major Neuadd Dwyfor Refurbishment

Pwllheli Library has recently re-opened following a significant investment of over £900,000 to upgrade the library, as well as theatre and cinema facilities in the Neuadd Dwyfor building in the town. As part of the refurbishment, modern furniture and shelving have been installed including an attractive children’s area that will host regular story and rhyme […]

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March 8, 2022

Redesign Works at Treorchy Library

Major refurbishment and redesign works have been completed at Treorchy Library as part of a joint £150,000 investment by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Welsh Government to improve the facilities for users and the local community. Treorchy Library is situated opposite the Park & Dare Theatre, in the heart of the community, and is regularly […]

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