NOTE: Wrexham Libraries are still open for their Order and Collect service all of this week, so please make sure you order your books for the lockdown period. They will close on Friday, October 23 until Monday, November 9, so you will need enough to last two weeks!

Don’t worry if you can’t place your Order and Collect, you can still join their libraries with a temporary online membership or use your current membership to download your books from their online resources page. and follow the online services link.

Black History Month

This October we celebrate Black History Month, dedicated to the stories and storytellers from African and Caribbean communities in the UK, Ireland and across the world.

From the trailblazers to more contemporary contributors, you can choose from our selection of titles. Titles include Alice Walker's Pulitzer prize winner The Colour Purple, Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Booker prize winner Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo, The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson, The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment by Amelia Gentleman and My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite to name a few. You can add all of these titles and more to you next order and collect list, or download them in e-format from and follow the online services link.

Help with job applications

Whether you have recently been made redundant, looking for your first job or you are looking for a new challenge, Wrexham Library has a wide range of books to assist you with the job application and interview processes together with tips on how to pass spatial reasoning; IQ; psychometric; verbal reasoning and numeracy tests.

Titles available via Order and Collect include; M.J. Yate's Ultimate Cover Letters and Ultimate CV; Jenny Rogers' Great Answers to Tough CV Problems; J. Benisti's How To Succeed at Job Interviews; A. Redman's Practice & Pass Professional Verbal Reasoning Tests and Numeracy Tests; M. Bryon's Ultimate Psychometric Tests and many more.

By becoming a Wrexham Libraries member, you can also access 'Universal Skills - Universal Credit and Find a Job' for free from and follow the online services link. This online resource also includes an easy to use step by step guide. You are only a click or phone call away for some help with your future career.

uLibrary - free e-books and e-audio books

If you're struggling for something to different to read during these unprecedented times don't worry as Wrexham Library service currently has access to a fabulous catalogue of e-resources from Ulverscroft. With rights to bestselling authors such as Ann Cleeves, Jeffrey Archer and James Patterson to award-winning titles like The Cut Out Girl (Costa Book Of The Year) and much-loved series from E.L. James' Fifty Shades Of Grey to Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, there are titles to suit every listener imaginable.

Features include an updated book genre and categories list, what to read next recommendations plus the ability to reserve books already on loan which means there is something for everyone. To register for your free access please go to and click on the Online Catalogue link followed by the uLibrary link.

Not just books for reading groups

Between the Covers, is a brand new seven-part series on BBC Two designed to bring the nation together through sharing the pleasure of reading. Each episode will feature four famous faces, each discussing their favourite books, as well as reviewing a fiction book of the week and a book written by a celebrity guest. If you would like to read any of the featured books, just let us know via our Order and Collect system and we'll do our best to get them for you!

New books added to stock

Did you know we are still receiving new books on a weekly basis? If you would like to read any of them please add them to your order and collect list. Titles include Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris, The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain, Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell, Tigress of Mysore by Allan Mallinson, The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley, Execution by S.J. Parrish plus many more. Have you added them to your Order and Collect list yet?

Book Review

My One True North by Milly Johnson

The Leader:

After reading one of her books through our library's reading group, which I'd really enjoyed I decided to give this a try.

I enjoyed this as much as the last one, and I couldn't wait to finish it. The two main characters, Laurie and Pete, have just gone through a complete tragedy, and meet at a bereavement group held at a local café where lots of coffee and cake is always involved. It has secrets, lies, love, hope and forgiveness, and will hold your attention all the way through until the end. A very easy read in these trying times! Tina - Llay Library

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