Christmas events

We are starting to feel festive, busy planning lots of Christmassy activities for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. From online Christmas crafts to extra special Rhymetime and Storytime sessions, not even to mention our fabulous Christmas carol sing-a-long! To keep up to date with all our online library activities, visit our Facebook page at @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries, Twitter page at @LibFlintshire and Instagram page at

Winter warmer book recommendations

There is something about reading a book at Christmas time that is especially heart-warming. Whilst the chestnuts are roasting and the weather outside is most certainly frightful, why not curl up on the sofa with a brilliant book, mince pie and perhaps even a glass of mulled wine. To give you some inspiration, we have put together a reading list of Christmassy winter warmers for you to enjoy.

Whether you are looking for stories to share with the family, recipes to spice up your Christmas menu, or handy hints and tips for creating some extra special gifts, our libraries will have the book for you. Here are our winter warmer recommendations:

• Supercraft Christmas by Sophie Pester

• Hoff Gerddi Nadolig Cymru by Bethan Mair

• Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson

• Christmas with Kim-Joy: a festive collection of edible cuteness by Kim-Joy

• The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

• A boy called Christmas by Matt Haig

• Anrheg Nadolig Taid/Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo

• The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Eve by Eric Carle

• Stickman by Julia Donaldson

• Just for fun, we've added in: Father Christmas Needs a Wee by Nicholas Allan.

Christmas cwtches

If you are after a bit of escapism and Christmas romance we have some fantastic titles by beloved authors such as M C Beaton, Trisha Ashley, Carol Matthews, Debbie Macomber, Paige Toon, Sophie Kinsella, Patricia Scanlan and Jenny Colgan.

We even have some festive 'grab and go' bags available at our libraries which are a collection of tempting titles lovingly chosen by our wonderful library assistants. Pick up a bag during your next visit to the library and enjoy a Christmas blind date with a book!

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Above: Aura's Mobile Library. Photo: Ginger Pixie Photography

The Aura Mobile Library

The Aura Mobile Library is once again visiting towns and villages across Flintshire, bringing a world of books straight to you. Our new fortnightly schedule includes some new stops in Hawarden, Ewloe, New Brighton, Leeswood and Hope, so as many people as possible can access our services. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back onboard.

You will be able browse a wonderful selection of titles, from adult fiction and non-fiction, large print books, to children's books; visit your nearest stop and stock up on your Christmas reading.

If you are after specific titles, you can place a hold online via our catalogue or you can phone 01352 703750, or email to make a Select and Collect library order.

For your safety, browsing on the mobile library is restricted to one person at a time and you will need to wear a face covering. Please be aware browsing time might be limited depending on demand.

Mobile Library schedule between Wednesday, December 2 and Friday, December 4:


• Mostyn 9.45am-10.30am: Maes Pennant shops

• Penymynydd 11.15am-11.35am: Well House Drive

• Penyffordd (CH4) 11.45am-12.30pm: Corwen Road

• Hope 1.30-2pm: Heulwen Road/layby near school

• Kinnerton 2.10pm-3.45pm: Opposite shop


• Saltney 9.45am-10.15am: Douglas Place Community Centre

• Saltney 10.20am-10.45am: Sandy Lane Community Centre

• Saltney Ferry 10.50am-11.20am: Belmont Drive

• Saltney Ferry 11.25am-11.40am: Flint Road, Ferry Lodge

• Sandycroft 11.50am-12.20pm: Phoenix Road by Phoenix House

• Flint Mountain 1.40pm-2.10pm: Henblas

• Northop 2.20pm-2.40pm: By school

• Northop Hall 2.50pm-3.45pm: Top Monkey pub


• Mancot 9.30am-10am: Prince William Gardens

• Ewloe 10.10am-10.40am: Prince William Court

• Mynydd Isa 10.55am-12.15pm: Shops/community centre

Any updates regarding the Mobile Library schedule will be posted via the Aura Wales website and social media pages. We can be found on Facebook at @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries or @Llyfrgell-Deithiol-AuraAura-Mobile-Library and Twitter at @LibFlintshire

If you are not already a library member but would like to become one, you can join online via the Aura Wales website for free. Pop in to see us and find out more about what your local library can do for you. Alternatively, find us online on social media (facebook: @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries Twitter: @LibFlintshire) or visit our website:

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon! Whilst we may be facing difficult times, remember: we are always united by books!

• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organisation responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.