February 18, 2020

Swansea Libraries Celebrate 50th Year of City Status

Swansea celebrated 50 years as a city in 2019, with Swansea Council leading a programme of events and activities to mark this special anniversary. As a council service and one with a strong presence in many local communities, Swansea Libraries were keen to take part in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the award announcement of […]

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February 12, 2020

From Rugby to Rhymes: Rugby icon James Hook helps launch BookTrust’s annual Big Welsh Rhyme Time

This week over twenty-two thousand Welsh children will be singing, rhyming and smiling as part of The Big Welsh Rhyme Time, BookTrust’s (the UK’s largest reading charity) Wales-wide celebration of sharing rhymes and songs, together in the early years with a little help from Welsh Rugby icon James Hook. Each year The Big Welsh Rhyme […]

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February 7, 2020

Contemporary Facelift for Carmarthenshire Library and Archive

2.6 million investment has allowed for a state-of-the-art Archive and Library building, bringing Cultural Services to the forefront in Carmarthenshire. From a stunning external facelift, upon entering Carmarthen library, customers are welcomed in to a modern, bright open foyer which incorporates a vibrant and contemporary children’s library; a space offering support for whole families to […]

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October 23, 2019

New Users Inspired to Join The Great Welsh Libraries Read Together

Did you take part in our ‘Great Welsh Libraries Read Together’? What were your favourite titles? During Libraries Week this year, 226 new readers joined our reading campaign across Wales, with a total of 8,259 eBook & eAudio loans! Our unique campaign titles available during Libraries Week were: David Baldacci – The Memory Man (eAudio […]

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October 9, 2019

Join in the Great Welsh Libraries Read Together!

To coincide with this year’s Libraries Week theme of ‘Celebrating Libraries in a Digital World’, we have launched a special shared reading campaign: ‘The Great Welsh Libraries Read Together / Cyd-ddarllen Cymru! Trwy eich Llyfrgell Chi!’ We have arranged with our eBook & eAudioBook service Borrowbox to have 5 campaign titles made available. Campaign titles […]

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August 9, 2019

Books Can Be the Best Medicine : Reading Well Prescriptions in Wales

The Welsh Government are supporting The Reading Agency to deliver Reading Well in all 22 library authorities in Wales. Reading Well supports individuals in understanding and managing their health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The books are all endorsed by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and […]

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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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