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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February 21, 2022

Celebrating 25 years of World Book Day

  This year’s packed programme will help more children than ever to discover a love for reading. The charity World Book Day turns 25 on Thursday 3rd March 2022 and is inviting everyone to its party celebrating the past, present and future of children’s reading. Reading for pleasure is the biggest indicator of a child’s […]

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February 14, 2022

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with 25 books children and young people in Wales love!

On 14 February, public libraries in Wales and The Reading Agency announced their Winter of Wellbeing shortlist, a collection of 25 brilliant books nominated by children and young people across Wales for their power to make them feel better, more connected and more understood.   This exciting strand of the cross-sector Winter of Wellbeing campaign […]

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February 4, 2022

Rhymes and songs take centre stage as the Big Welsh Rhyme Time returns for 2022

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 entering its fourth year, Big Welsh Rhyme Time is a week-long national celebration of sharing bilingual rhymes, poems, and songs with children in their early years. It is […]

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February 3, 2022

Original Features Restored in Penarth Library Upgrade

Penarth Library reopened in May 2021 following extensive refurbishment work. Funded jointly by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Government, the redecorated ground floor includes new furniture, enquiry desk, carpet and shelving. LED lighting has been installed throughout the building, which has also seen many of its features revived. Some of the finishing touches […]

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January 26, 2022

1921 Census: ‘This history belongs to us all’

The 1921 Census of Wales and England became available online for the first time on 6th January this year. The release is the culmination of a three-year digitisation project carried out by the genealogy company, FindMyPast, on behalf of the UK National Archives. The project saw 28,000 bound volumes of records carefully scanned and transcribed, […]

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