New books added to stock

Did you know we are still getting delivery of new books to all of our libraries each week? We also have copies of all of the latest top 10 books, plus new books for children, teenagers and adults plus audio books and large print. If you run a reading group we can also help you with your choice of books and help you get multiple copies. All of these books will have been quarantined so you don't need to worry about them. Just give us a call or go online and add them to your next Order and Collect list

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 in any library or home computer, all you need is a valid library card. For more information visit select Online Services.

Stori a Chan

Join us for a bilingual story, rhyme and lots of fun time, every Thursday during term time at 2pm on Zoom. If you would like to take part then please email with your name (adult) and your child's name and we will email you the Zoom codes. These sessions are suitable for children under five years. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Calling all Reading Heroes

Winter Mini Challenge starts December 1! The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter holidays, with a free-to-access website featuring digital rewards and incentives for reading and reviewing books. Children can start their Challenge anytime during December 2020 by visiting The Reading Agency have a new streamlined sign-up function where parents can add multiple children easily! They hope it will make a real difference to new users, and for those already signed up, you can use their existing login details. Don't delay - sign up today!

Coffee table books

During times of crisis, people find themselves faced with lifestyle changes. One of the most noticeable changes seen during this period of Covid-19 is how we read. People tend to find comfort in certain books, and reading habits and genre preferences can change during periods of stress. Lockdown really did affect the reading habits! However, there seems to be a great divide. Those who have been feverishly reading away and posting great big 'shelfies', and those who feel like they've lost all concentration and have read the same page 100 times in the last three months. Many of us just cannot concentrate on a book. If you fall into the latter category, why not try one of the many 'Coffee Table Books' available at Brynteg Library. Coffee table books are large, lavishly illustrated books - pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations accompanied by captions or small blocks of text - and are intended especially for casual reading. Titles include Celtic Coastlines; The Majesty of the Horse; Lonely Planet Beautiful World; Tim Flach Dogs; Tim Flach More Than Human; National Geographic Rarely Seen; Lost Cities – Beauty in Desolation, and Secret Cities – The Haunted Beauty. Why not add one to your next online Order and Collect list?

Book Review

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

The Leader:

In an isolated country town being brought to its knees by a seemingly endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five men in the process before being shot dead himself by the local constabulary. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation. Martin can't ignore his doubts, nor the encouragement of some locals to unearth the real reason behind the priest's deadly rampage. Just as Martin believes he is making headway, a shocking new development rocks the town, which becomes the biggest story in Australia. The media descends on Riversend and Martin is now the one in the spotlight. His reasons for investigating the shooting have suddenly become very personal. A compulsive thriller that is very difficult to put down and will haunt you long after you have turned the final page!