Wrexham Library open for browsing

Wrexham Library is now open to browse, borrow and return books by appointment only. If you would like the opportunity to visit the library and choose your own books then please call the library on 01978 292090. The Order and Collect system will continue to operate for customers who do not wish to visit the library at the moment. The safety of our staff and customers is our priority and we are following Welsh Government guidance on how to manage visits. All books returned to the library will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours. Branch libraries will re-open to browse, borrow and return over the coming weeks.

Author of the Month

Fredrik Backman is a Swedish columnist, blogger and writer. A college dropout, he worked night and weekend shifts as a forklift driver at a food warehouse so he could write during the day. The income it provided made him attractive to local newspapers and magazines as he was willing to work for them for free. His first book, A Man Called Ove, developed from blog posts he wrote for a Swedish magazine. His novels deal with serious issues but with warmth, tolerance and humour. His latest work, Anxious People, draws on his own experience of living with anxiety. He has also written two novellas and one work of non-fiction. In 2017 the film adaptation of A Man Called Ove was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film. An English language version starring Tom Hanks is due for release in 2021.

He has said that he always wanted to be a writer but he became an author by accident. His books are published in more than 40 countries and have sold over 13 million copies. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.

Team Hero books by Adam Blade.

Team Hero books by Adam Blade.

Team Hero books

Brynteg Library is featuring the Team Hero books. Team Hero is an epic adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade. Aimed at seven to 11-year-olds, the series is about ordinary kids with extraordinary powers who gather in a secret school to be trained to fight the forces of darkness. The stories are sequential in terms of character development but the main plots are relatively independent in each book. It's probably best to read these in order, but not critical.

If you would like to borrow any of these books please contact the library by phone 01978 759523, email Brynteg.Library@wrexham.gov.uk, or order through our online catalogue which can be found via www.wrexham.gov.uk/Libraries.

Quick Reads

The Reading Agency has announced the new series of brilliant short novels for Quick Reads, the life changing programme tackling the UK's adult literacy crisis by helping less confident readers to get reading. One in six adults in the UK - approximately nine million people - find reading difficult, and one in three people do not regularly read for pleasure. Quick Reads is pivotal in addressing this shocking statistic by inspiring emergent readers, as well as those who have little time or have fallen out of the habit of reading, with entertaining and accessible bitesize books written by the very best contemporary authors. This year's line-up includes Caitlin Moran, Katie Fforde, Louise Candish, Khurrum Rahman, Peter James and Oyinkan Braithwaite. All of these books are available from your local library.

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 from home, all you need is a valid library card. For more information visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and select Online Services.

Welsh Book Review

Plethu gan Rhian Cadwaladr

Plethu by Rhian Cadwaladr

Plethu by Rhian Cadwaladr

Dyma stori am berthnasau. Mae Elin wedi penderfynu gadael ei gŵr gan feddwl basa pethau yn gwella pan ddechreuodd perthynas newydd gyda hen ffrind sy'n byw yn Yr Iwerddon. Ond dydy pethau ddim yn gweithio allan fel yr hoffai. Mae'n darganfod bod trio cynnal perthynas o bell yr un adeg a threfnu i gael ysgariad yn achosi problemau ac mae yna sawl basa'n hoffi chwalu ei breuddwydion. Beth yw'r ateb i sefyllfa Elin a Rhys? Ydi pethau yn mynd i weithio allan neu basa'n well iddi ildio a dychwelyd adref?