July 16, 2019

Children in Wales Make Space for Reading as Summer Reading Challenge Prepares for Lift-Off

Get ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Summer Reading Challenge with Space Chase, a very special reading mission. The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, launched the challenge in Newtown Library on Friday, 12 July 2019, and was joined by popular author and illustrator Max Low. This year’s Summer Reading […]

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May 22, 2019

£1 million for museums, archives and libraries in Wales

In addressing the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Wales Annual Conference today, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord-Elis-Thomas, announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from nearly £1 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and services. The Transformation Capital Grant Programme […]

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May 31, 2018

E-books and e-audio books

The Welsh e-books service has changed supplier since the 1st May 2018. We have moved to BorrowBox as the sole supplier of e-books and e-audiobooks for Welsh public libraries. With our new provider you will be getting a bigger, better collection and a user-friendly app. Click here to find out more and to join the […]

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May 25, 2018

Minister announces £1.35m for museums, archives and libraries in Wales

During a visit to Glamorgan Archives on 22 May 2018, the Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from over £1.35 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and services. The Transformation Capital Grant Programme is supporting, museums, archives and […]

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May 24, 2018

Make some me-time this autumn in your library

Libraries across Wales will be coming alive this October and showing how they can play a key role in our wellbeing. Across the country, libraries will be hosting guest authors and illustrators, group reading sessions, educational and literacy activities, musical events and much more to entice you during Libraries Week (8-13 October). Libraries Week is […]

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April 24, 2018

Official opening of Bala Library

The new-look Bala Library has officially reopened to the public following refurbishment funded by a grant from the Welsh Government’s capital grants programme. The library returns to its original location on the site of Ysgol y Berwyn in the town following a temporary relocation to the Penllyn Leisure Centre whilst refurbishment work was taking place. […]

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February 20, 2018

Minister officially opens re-located Knighton Library

The Culture, Tourism and Sports Minister Lord Elis-Thomas AM, officially opened the public library within Knighton and District community centre on Thursday 15 February 2018. Since December last year, the centre has become home to the library and operates as a successful partnership between the management committee and the library service. The refurbishment of the centre […]

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December 21, 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Animal Agents results

The Reading Agency and libraries announce increased participation for Animal Agents 2017: 761,758 children took part in Animal Agents across the UK, an increase of 6,550 on 2016’s total This includes 27,206 pre-school participants 44% of participants were boys Number of children participating digitally up by 24.7% More children got reading at their local library […]

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November 27, 2017

New library for Tycoch Campus

Students and staff at Gower College Swansea celebrated the official reopening of the library at the Tycoch campus on 16 November 2017. The innovative learning space, which was opened by BBC Wales presenter and children’s author Lucy Owen, includes a collaborative area, an information learning technology studio, an acoustic pod and individual / group study […]

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