Order and Collect

Did you know all of Wrexham's libraries are still open for an Order and Collect service? We have taken all the security measures seriously and followed all of the guidelines, so you don't have to worry. To make an appointment to return, order and collect your books, visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries where you can find the order and collect online form or contact details for your local library. We look forward to seeing you!

Reading for fun

A love for reading can be hugely valuable for children. The benefits of leisure reading include increased general knowledge, a positive impact on academic achievement, enhanced reading ability and vocabulary growth. Research suggests that time spent reading for pleasure could be a key indicator for the future success of a child. Reading aloud too fosters a love of books in children, and helps children associate reading with pleasure. If you would like to support your children's reading with fun and accessible books to read why not give your local library a call and have a chat with the staff to find the right books for your children? Contact details can be found on www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries

Author of the month

LJ Ross is the international bestselling author of the DCI Ryan series of romantic suspense thrillers. Her real name is Louise and she was born and bred in Northumberland. She studied at King's College London and also in Paris and Florence. She met her husband at university and spent most of her 20s working as a lawyer in the City. Louise made the decision to completely change career and pursue her dream to write. After the birth of her son, she wrote the first draft of Holy Island, taking her inspiration from the atmospheric beauty of Lindisfarne which she knew well from her childhood. Holy Island topped the charts in May 2015 and from then there followed several DCI Ryan novels, all based in and around Northumbrian locations. Enjoying her now full-time career as a writer, she lives with her husband and son in Northumberland and Edinburgh. Louise enjoys reading a variety of books, painting, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

To read LJ Ross' books just add them to your next order and collect list - www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the Order and Collect link.

Free Magazines

Do you enjoy reading magazines? Did you know that you can download free magazines via Wrexham Library's website? All you need is a valid library card to access over 250 magazines including best sellers such as Hello!, Good Housekeeping, Ideal Homes, National Geographic, New Scientist and Radio Times; plus more specialist titles such as Outdoor Photographer, Papercrafts and PC World. You can download these and many more to your pc, tablet or phone via the RB Digital app. For more details and to see the full list of available titles visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the Online Services link.

Love Poetry?

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words" - Robert Frost.

Wrexham Library service has a wide-ranging collection of poetry books to cover all occasions and genres in both Welsh and English - love, loss, pets, environment, travel, war, countries and so much more just waiting for you to discover them. There are books too on how to write poetry and books on the history of poetry plus books written about various poets. If you would like to read a book of poetry but you're not sure where to start, why not give your local library a call and have a chat with the staff who can help you choose the right book for you?

Book Review

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

The Leader: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart TurtonThe Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

It is 1634 and as the United East India Company's vessel the Saardam prepares to undertake the eight-month voyage to Amsterdam, with its passengers and cargo of spices, a leper curses the ship foretelling disaster for all who board her. As the journey begins a devilish symbol is discovered on the sails and as a series of inexplicable events and deaths occur. Those on board the Saardam become increasingly fearful that a demon is among them. Though the world's foremost detective is on board, he is locked in a cell on suspicion of an undisclosed crime. It falls to his bodyguard and another of the Saardam's passengers to try to untangle the mystery. Have past events linking some of the passengers called a devil to the ship or is there another explanation for the threat to all on board?

At 576 pages this book can look a bit daunting but it is a fast paced, inventive, intriguing puzzle, well worth your time. Linda, Coedpoeth

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