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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March 6, 2023

Investment at Penygroes Library and Petha Penygroes

  Significant improvements have been made to Penygroes Library by Cyngor Gwynedd’s Libraries Service, creating an attractive, modern and comfortable space, thanks to a grant of £60,000 from the Welsh Government’s Library Transformation Capital Fund. Penygroes Library is well used and much loved by the residents of Dyffryn Nantlle, with more than 14,000 book loans […]

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February 28, 2023

Make it YOUR World Book Day in 2023

  The charity World Book Day® is holding its annual celebration on Thursday, 2 March 2023, a day dedicated to ensuring all children can develop a love of reading. World Book Day will give families and children a huge number of opportunities to mark the day in fun and affordable ways that are meaningful to […]

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February 15, 2023

Chirk Library Celebrates it’s Fiftieth Anniversary

  Chirk Library, in Wrexham County Borough, was opened on 17th May, 1973 by County Librarian, E.R. Luke, in a new purpose-built building.  This year, the library is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, and the staff are busy planning special activities to celebrate the growth and development of the service.  The library, which is open 21 […]

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February 3, 2023

It’s Rhyming Fun for Everyone as BookTrust Cymru’s Big Welsh Rhyme Time returns for 2023

  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 this February. Now in its fifth year, Big Welsh Rhyme Time is the week-long national celebration of sharing bilingual rhymes, poems, and songs with children in the early years. It […]

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February 2, 2023

Pembrokeshire Libraries Scoop Silver award for Commitment to Unpaid Carers

  All of the libraries and associated services have achieved their Investors in Carers Silver Level award. The scheme is delivered by Hywel Dda University Health Board and supported by its local authority and third sector partners in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Pembrokeshire Library’s submission was assessed against the six themes within the scheme: Carer […]

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January 16, 2023

‘Dip into Reading’ and Reap the Wellbeing Benefits this Winter 

  Welsh Libraries are encouraging you to ‘Dip into Reading’ and reap the wellbeing benefits this winter  Welsh Libraries are teaming up with national charity The Reading Agency to promote the link between regular reading and improved health outcomes this winter. Supported by Welsh Government, libraries across Wales will be involved in the public information […]

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January 9, 2023

Digital Communities Wales Leads Libraries Skills Audit

  Digital Communities Wales (DCW) are working with the 22 local authorities in Wales to roll out a digital skills audit to all library staff and volunteers. The digital skills audit has been modelled on the UK Government’s Essential Digital Skills Framework and will assess participants’ digital skills and confidence and ability to help people […]

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November 21, 2022

Helping People to Age Well in Wales

  Welsh Libraries are launching a campaign to promote the work they do to support people in Wales to live and age well Age Well with Welsh Libraries will highlight the important role libraries are playing to encouraging people to actively participate in community activities regardless of their age. Welsh Libraries will be running a […]

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