Babies and Books sessions

We are launching some new online sessions called Babies and Books, which will be all about lap time bonding with your baby and sharing books and rhymes. These will be short informal sessions shared on our social media pages (along with some Zoom sessions) aimed at babies aged 0-18 months. We will be sharing sessions every Friday at 10.30am on our social media pages. The sessions will include extra special Bookstart resources which you will be able to order through our Select & Collect Service.

Online activities for children

Our monthly Children's Reading Group takes place on the last Thursday of month, with this month's session taking place on February 25, from 4pm-5pm. Our Zoom Rhymetime sessions take place every third Thursday of the month from 2pm-3pm, and we also have online activities taking place on a weekly basis on our social media pages including rhymetime and story time sessions available to watch on our Facebook page (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries) and YouTube channel (aura wales). For more information about any of our online activities, or to register, please email library manager Susannah Hill at: We hope to see you soon!

Weekly Book Corner

Earwig by B. Catling

Earwig by B. Catling

This week's book corner recommendation comes from library assistant Francine Hornby at Broughton Library. She recommends Earwig by B. Catling. Francine said: "Earwig by B. Catling is a novella with an ostensibly simple plot but the author creates a thread of disquiet with use of vivid metaphors, violent, sad, uncanny and beautiful. The book is written almost in an avant-garde way, as if Lars von Trier had written it; a mix of Edgar Allan Poe and The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Earwig is different to anything else I have read in years and for such quick read I know I'll never forget it. I give this title an Aura Book Score of 4/5!"

This title is available to borrow from your local Aura library. If this book sounds right up your street, why not add it to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or telephone your local library. As a reminder, our libraries are currently open for Select and Collect orders only: to make an order please telephone us on 01352 703750, or email us at . You can browse our catalogue at and place a hold on items to collect from the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, a contact telephone number and email address, your book requests/preferences, and your preferred collection point.

Run up to World Book Day

Our favourite day of the year is coming up: you guessed it, World Book Day! We would love to hear from our library members about which books you will be enjoying this #WorldBookDay. Send us a message on Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries), Twitter (@LibFlintshire) or Instagram (@llyfrgelloeddauralibraries). Be sure to look out for some extra special storytime sessions on our social media in celebration of World Book Day on 4th March.

Top digital tip of the week

As a reminder, Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and RBdigital to a PC, Laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and RBdigital apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website:

Our top digital tip for this week is to explore Borrowbox's 'Recharge and Refocus' e-books and audiobook selection which centre upon health and well-being. The titles include a selection of non-fiction lifestyle e-books and audiobooks.

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.