Libraries are open for Order and Collect!

Did you know reading can help you keep your brain healthy? Have you ever read an amazing mystery novel, and solved the mystery yourself before finishing the book? When you read a book, all of your attention is focused on the story - the rest of the world just falls away, and you can immerse yourself in every fine detail you're absorbing. Get your books from your local library today! Visit for details on how to order and collect your books. Your favourite book is just a click or phone call away.

Spruce up your space

Making the most of our home environment has seen a resurgence as people spend more time at home creating desirable places to relax and unwind. Sprucing up our green spaces both indoors and outdoors is right on trend, and there are plenty of titles on design, planting, DIY projects, indoor plants, as well as vegetable and herb patches to offer inspiration and guidance. Whether you're looking to create a green haven or to grow plants for sustainability then visit our online e-book library, BorrowBox, for some great ideas! and follow the online services link.

News Flash! Did you know that you can access the full package free of charge from home using your library card until the end of September? If you would like to know more about your family history why not visit the page through our website, select Online Catalog then log in to your library account at the top of the page and select the Ancestry icon. You will never know until you try it.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is back! This year, the Summer Reading Challenge's Silly Squad will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck into all sorts of funny books. The challenge will run until mid-September. The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities that incentivise and encourage children to take part in reading related activities. Our libraries will continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms throughout the summer. For more details go to

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is an online site which contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code - all you need to help you pass your theory driving test. This amazing site can be accessed free of charge on your home computer, all you need is a valid library card. For more information visit and select Online Services.

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Book Review

Clear My Name by Paula Daly

I really enjoyed this book, which is a slow-burning psychological thriller. It tells the story of Carrie, who was tried and convicted for the murder of her husband's girlfriend, but even after being found guilty, she has always protested her innocence. Tess, one of the other main characters in the book, works for Innocence UK, and is trying to get Carrie acquitted. It is the second novel I have read by this author, the first being Just What Kind of Mother Are You?. If you like psychological thrillers I would certainly recommend this author, whose books can be found in your local library, in fact Paula Daly will be our author of the month for September. Tina at Llay Library