Graphic novels

A graphic novel is a narrative work in which the story is conveyed to the reader using sequential art in either an experimental design or in a traditional comics format. The term covers works in non-fiction and thematically linked short stories as well as fictional stories across a number of genres. Wrexham library has a wide-ranging collection of graphic novels for all ages from Shakespeare to Stephen King to Tin Tin, as well as Manga novels and Marvel comics. If you would like to try one of these fabulous books why not book an appointment to come and browse the collection? Call the library on 01978 292090.

Children's Author of the Month

Titles by childrens author Peter Bunzl.

Titles by children's author Peter Bunzl.

Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one little sister, an antique dealer dad and an artist mum. He always wanted to tell stories, and as a child found inspiration visiting TV and film sets, including James Bond and Postman Pat, where his mum worked as a costume designer. After studying at art college and film school, he worked as an animator on commercials, pop videos and two BAFTA winning children's TV shows. He wrote and directed several successful short films before he became a children's writer. He now lives in North London with his partner Michael, a fox who visits their garden, and a clutter of house spiders. You can borrow any of Peter's books, which include the Cogheart Adventures, from your local library. Just give them a call to make an appointment to browse the collection.

Great News! Did you know that you can access the full package free of charge from home using your library card until the end of June? If you would like to know more about your family history why not visit the page through our website, select Online Catalogue then log in to your library account at the top of the page and select the Ancestry icon . You will never know until you try it!

Temporary online membership

Did you know that you can get a temporary online membership that will give you access to all of our online ebooks free of charge? Go to - Online services and select Online Catalogue and Join the Library.

Penguins flock to Brynteg Library

From Mary Poppins to Pingu, penguins frequently appear in books and films. Of all the birds, they might be the most lovable. About 17 species live in Antarctica and the southern hemisphere. Although most penguins live in snowy areas, they don't seem to mind the cold. Penguins have dense outer feathers that are coated with oil that keeps them dry. Under those feathers are soft, downy feathers. Penguins also have a thick layer of fat under their skin. Penguins actually get too warm sometimes in their feather coats and puff their feathers to cool off. If you'd like to read some penguin stories or find more detailed facts about this lovable bird, then why not book an appointment to visit the library on 01978 759523 or email

Book Review

The Boy Between: A Mother and Son's Journey From a World Gone Grey by Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley

Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley: The Boy Between - A Mother and Son’s Journey from a World Gone Grey.

Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley: The Boy Between - A Mother and Son’s Journey from a World Gone Grey.

Josiah was 19 with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student's mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself struggling for ways to help him, with no idea where that could be found.

This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times. Josiah's situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life.

In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah's raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda's heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother's love for her child. For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message - you are not alone, and there is hope.