Letters to Santa

Did you know you can post your letters to Santa this year at some of our libraries? We have been busy planning with Santa to accept your letters and forward them on to him this year. You can post them at Wrexham and Rhos libraries and collect your replies from there too. However, we have to be a bit more careful this year, so you will have to make an appointment to post and collect them. All of your letters will be quarantined so you have no need to worry and Santa will do the same. And if you can't wait for Christmas to come we also have plenty of Christmas story books for children of all ages, so why not place an order for some when you're making an appointment. Call Wrexham Library on 01978 292090 or Rhos Library on 01978 840328 to make your appointment today!

Reading Well books for children

Brynteg Library has just received a new collection of Reading Well books for children. Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. Health and social care professionals, link workers, teachers and anyone else offering support can use the scheme to recommend helpful reading. The scheme can also be used on a self-referral basis. These books are available to borrow from Brynteg Library and e-books, audio books, and bilingual versions are available through the Wrexham Library Service.


News Flash! Did you know that you can access the full Ancestry.com package free of charge from home using your library card until the end of December? If you would like to know more about your family history why not visit the Ancestry.com page through our website www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries select Online Catalogue 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!

Looking for Inspiration?

We all know how hard it is to choose books without being able to browse. However, if you have a social media account on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook we can help you choose your next book. We regularly post photos of themed book displays from all of our libraries, as well as book reviews, suggested reading and other related book topics. Follow us on: Facebook - Wrexham Libraries | Llyfrgelloedd Wrecsam; Twitter - @WxmLibraries | @LlyfrgellWcm; Instagram - wrexlib


Did you know Wrexham Libraries offer a service where you can download 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks for free for 21 days via the BorrowBox App? Borrowing digital content has never been simpler, smarter or more convenient. BorrowBox digital content is available any time from work, home or anywhere 24/7. You can reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and 10 eBooks at a time. Browse their library of the world's best authors and titles as well as enjoying newsletters, bonus interviews and author profiles. How and where you enjoy your favourite titles is your choice in just a few easy steps, all you need is a valid library card. For more details visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the online service link.

Book Review

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

The Leader:

The story begins at the end of the Dark Age. England is constantly being attacked either from Wales in the west or the Vikings in the east. The King is weak and indecisive. Life is hard and most people are very poor, except for the rich and powerful who bend justice to suit their own greedy means.

We follow three main characters in this novel. A young boat builder who has fallen in love with the wife of a local drunkard, whose hopes are shattered when she is killed during a Viking raid which also destroys his family's boatyard. A Norman lady who travels across the Channel to a new land to marry an Englishman and finds life shockingly different to what she was used to. Finally, a monk based at Shiring Abbey who has a vision of transforming the Abbey into a major Christian centre of pilgrimage and learning. As time progresses into the Middle Ages these three characters are thrown together into a dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop who will stop at nothing to gain more wealth and power. This is Ken Follett's new historical epic that ends where The Pillars of the Earth, the first of his Kingsbridge Trilogy begins.