Monthly children's reading group

This Thursday (April 29) Aura Libraries will be hosting their monthly Children's Reading Group via Zoom from 4pm-5pm. This month, members will receive a copy of The North Pole Picnic and The Wishing Star by Emma Beswetherick. To register for the session, please email library service manager Susannah Hill:

Come and say hello

Our libraries are open for select browsing and computer access. Computers will be available to book by phoning the library:

• Broughton Library - 01352 703760

• Buckley Library - 01352 703860

• Connah's Quay Library - 01352 703730

• Flint Library - 01352 703737

• Holywell Library - 01352 703850

• Mold Library - 01352 703780

Weekly Book Corner

Sail Away by Celai Imrie

Sail Away by Celai Imrie

This week's reading recommendation comes from Joan at Connah's Quay Library. She recommends Sail Away by Celia Imrie.

She said: "I really enjoyed reading this book; it was absorbing from start to finish. Written by the actor Celia Imrie, she uses her knowledge of the theatre and love of cruising to create a thrilling story. I give this title an Aura Book Score of 5/5."

Sail Away 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 phone your local library. To make an order please phone 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.

Monthly reading groups

Our next Reading Friends shared reading group sessions will be on Tuesday, May 11, from 11am-noon and Wednesday, May 12, from 7pm-8pm.

Our next Ffrindiau Darllen Cymraeg session for advanced Welsh learners and fluent speakers will be on Tuesday, May 11, 7pm-8pm, followed by our session for intermediate Welsh learners on Wednesday, May 12, 2pm-3pm.

The monthly reading groups are fun, welcoming and a space for people to get together and socialise whilst sharing a love of reading. For more information or to join, email

Other online activities with your local library

• Introduction to Family History Zoom session: every second Tuesday of the month, with our next session on May 11, 2pm-3pm

• Zoom Rhymetime: every third Thursday of the month, with our next session May 20, 2pm-3pm

• Babies and Books video sessions on our YouTube and Facebook pages, every Friday at 10.30am. We also have a Babies and Books Zoom session on May 14, 10.30am.

For more information about any of the above online activities, or to join, please email

Aura Mobile Library

The Aura Mobile Library is on the road visiting towns and villages across Flintshire and looking forward to welcoming you back on board for browsing. The Mobile Library is fully stocked with a fantastic choice of adult fiction and non-fiction, large print, and children's books for all ages. For your safety browsing on the mobile library entry is restricted to one person at a time and you will need to wear a face covering. Browsing time might be limited depending on demand. View the April-June 2021 timetable here:

You can continue to use the Select and Collect service by phoning 01352 703750 and order books for collection from the Mobile Library.

The Aura Mobile Library route from April-June is listed below. If you have any questions or for further information on times and stops, contact 01352 704400.

• Tuesday - Llanfynydd; Ffrith; Caergwrle; Leeswood; Treuddyn

• Wednesday - Mostyn; Penymynydd; Penyffordd (CH4); Hope; Kinnerton

• Thursday - Saltney; Saltney Ferry; Sandycroft; Flint Mountain; Northop; Northop Hall

• Friday - Mancot; Ewloe; Mynydd Isa

Not a library member yet? Not to worry, Flintshire residents can join the library on board and have access to a world of books and online resources.

Census Support

Until May 4, 2021, Aura Libraries will be delivering a Census Support Service for the residents of Flintshire.

Until current restrictions are lifted we can only offer pre-booked phone support. If you require help to complete your form please contact one of our three support centres with your basic contact details for one of our advisors to call you back at your convenience. All calls are confidential and will be carried out by fully trained advisors. Connah's Quay Library - 01352 707730, Flint Library - 01352 703737 or Mold Library - 01352 703780.

Visit us on social media to view our weekly rhyme time or story time sessions, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations, plus handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, including Zoom reading groups for adults and children. We can be found on Facebook at @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries, Instagram at @llyfrgelloeddauralibraries and Twitter at @LibFlintshire.

• 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.