Branch libraries open for browsing

Brynteg, Chirk, Gwersyllt and Rhos libraries have now joined Wrexham Library in re-opening to browse, borrow and return books by appointment only. If you would like the opportunity to visit these libraries and choose your own books, then please call them to arrange an appointment. 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. More branch libraries will re-open to browse, borrow and return over the coming weeks.

Books For All

Three libraries within Wrexham County have received complimentary collections of new books from a Welsh Government and Welsh Books Council funded project, who aim to provide libraries with books published in 2020, that relate to Wales; its history and culture. The collection includes adult books in both English and Welsh and includes novels, autobiographies, and books for learners and Welsh history. The collection is called Books For All and will be situated at Wrexham, Brynteg and Rhos libraries. The Royal Welsh Cookbook, Saving Rugby Union: the price of professionalism, The Clydach Murders: a miscarriage of justice, Wild Places: Wales top 40 nature sites, Welsh in 12 weeks, Cawl a Straeon Eraill, Cylchoedd, Agor y Drws: 6 stori i ddysgwyr and C'mon Reff! are just a few of the titles which form part of this exciting new collection. If you would like to add them to your next Order and Collect list just call your local library.

Book Boxes for Schools

We often hear news about declining reading frequency and concerns that parents are not reading to their children often enough. But why does it matter? There is strong evidence linking reading for pleasure and educational outcomes. We know that academic attainment is of vital importance, but the benefits of reading for pleasure go beyond this and stretch throughout a person's life. During this pandemic school visits to libraries have stopped but that doesn't mean that your children can't continue to use the library or choose their own reading books. All libraries are now offering Book Boxes to replace the visits to the library. To apply for a Book Box, please contact your local library and discuss with library staff what books your class would like to read. Contact details can be found on our website

Find My Past

Find My Past is an online genealogy service which was the first company in the world to make the complete birth, marriage, and death indexes for England and Wales available online. Find My Past has over two billion searchable records worldwide which can be accessed free of charge via and follow the Online Services link. If you would like to trace your family tree, or you've wondered what your ancestors did for a living or you would like to view some war records then visit this great resource today. For full free access to the package, please email for an email password and code.

'No Queue' Titles from BorrowBox

No Queue Titles from BorrowBox.

'No Queue' Titles from BorrowBox.

Did you know Wrexham Libraries offer a service where you can download 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks for free for 21 days via the BorrowBox App? Borrowing digital content has never been simpler, smarter or more convenient. BorrowBox digital content is available any time from work, home or anywhere 24/7. You can reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and 10 eBooks at a time. This month's featured 'No Queue' titles include The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates and Stories of Hope by Heather Morris. To try one of these books or to choose any other e-book/e-audio books please visit and follow the online services link.

Book Review

Daughters of Cornwall by Fern Britton

Daughters of Cornwall by Fern Britton

Daughters of Cornwall by Fern Britton

I've always like Fern Britton so decided I would give one of her books a try. The story is about different female generations of the same family, and I was hooked from the very beginning. It is the story of the grandmother, mother and daughter, giving an insight into their family life, and after being torn apart by grief and sadness how they all come together when they really need each other. I love the way the author transports you to Cornwall and the beautiful descriptions of the coast make you want to drop everything immediately and go there. I did enjoy this and will certainly try another of her books. Tina

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