Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge for children is back! Get ready for Wild World Heroes, arriving online and in your local library this summer. Pack your bags as we'll be heading to Wilderville, a pretty cool place, where there's lots of things Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals who live there. Join the Wild World Heroes for this year's Summer Reading Challenge to discover how you can make a difference to the environment too. Head over to your local library to collect your packs and read a minimum of two books over three visits to the library to collect your rewards. This year we have stickers a certificate and the coolest bag ever as your reward for completing the scheme! What are you waiting for?

Cat books at Brynteg Library

So many children simply adore cats. Cat, in fact, is often one of the first words a child learns to spell and pronounce. If your child is a fan of cute little kittens then take a look at the selection of cat books we have available at Brynteg Library - board books, picture books, novels and fact books! Titles include books from the Purrmaids series by Sudipta Bardham-Quallen; Hello Kitty and Friends series; Kitty (the girl by day - cat by night) series; Max the Detective Cat series by Sarah Todd Taylor; The Nine Lives of Furry Purry Beancat series; The Kitten Hunt by Anna Wilson; I Want a Cat by Ben Hubbard, and many more. If you'd like to add any of these titles to your next order then phone Brynteg Library on 01978 759523, email, or access the online catalogue via

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.

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want information or advice about your wellbeing - or want to know how you can help somebody else. When we talk about your wellbeing, it means more than just your health. It includes things like where you live, how safe and secure you feel, getting out and about, and keeping in touch with family and friends. No two people are the same and wellbeing means different things to different people. So Dewis Cymru is designed to help you find out more about what matters to you. It consists of a series of national information pages, along with information about local organisations, groups and services that can help. The website aims to provide quality information about social care and well-being. If you want to know more about how to use Dewis Cymru, you can access the website by following the Dewis Cymru link for Online Services from our website Simply enter your postcode to find out about services in your area, and work out what matters to you.

Libraries are open all hours

Did you know that you could access your library 24 hours a day seven days a week? From the comfort of your armchair, you can have access to thousands of e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines and e-comics plus you can renew your books or even reserve any titles from the online catalogue. And as if that wasn't enough you can have access to a huge range of research and factual information such as and the Theory Test Pro - all without having to put your shoes on! All you need is a valid library card and your PIN number. What are you waiting for check it out at and follow the online services link.

Book review

Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris

The Leader: Cilka's Journey by Heather MorrisCilka's Journey by Heather Morris

Cilka Klein is just 16, in 1942, when she enters Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. She attracts the unwelcome attention of the Camp Commandant, learning sadly that this gives her some influence which can also mean survival. Once liberated, Cilka is labelled a collaborator and sent to Siberia, to Vorkuta, a cruel and bleak prison camp in the Arctic Circle. Captive once more, the innocent Cilka faces both new and familiar horrors in her fight to survive. In these horrific conditions, despite everything, Cilka finds friends and true love. Based on the true story of Cilka Klein, this international bestseller is the sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Cilka was an incredibly brave woman whose life is testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It is an astonishing and inspiring story of a woman's determined fight for survival. An incredible, poignant and tragic story of courage and determination in the face of evil.