Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Aura Libraries are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, organised by The Reading Agency. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged four to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes: pack your bags, we’re headed for Wilderville! It’s a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there.

Join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too! We’re teaming up with WWF for a very special nature-themed challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet! Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment.

Pop in to your nearest library to grab your Wild World Heroes bag. There’ll be lots of free fun activities to join in with at your local Aura library, or why not get out and about with us in the wilds of your local area. Follow a Story Trail or solve the treasure hunts or join us for ‘Fit Fed and Read’! For more information contact your local library or find us on social media: @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries (Facebook), @LibFlintshire (Twitter) and @llyfrgelloeddauralibraries (Instagram).

Babies and Books at Mold Library

For the past few months, we have been sharing video sessions every Friday morning on our Facebook and YouTube pages called Babies and Books. These sessions have been all about lap time bonding with your baby and sharing books and rhymes, aimed at babies aged 0-18 months. In recent weeks, we have been delighted to host Babies and Books sessions in person at Mold Library, and will be continuing these sessions every Friday at 10am and 11am. The sessions will include extra special Bookstart resources which you will be able to order through our Select & Collect Service.

We also have the Bookstart packs available from Book Trust Cymru for you to order. These are specially created book bags for you to keep and treasure and share with your child. Baby packs are for babies aged 0-12 months and Early Years packs for children aged 18-36 months are available to order and collect from your local Aura library as part of a Select and Collect order. If you would like to order a pack, we will just need to know your name, which pack you would like to order and your preferred collection point.

If you would like more information, or would like to book a place at one of our Babies and Books sessions, please contact the library on 01352 703780.

E-books and audiobooks

As a reminder, Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and RBdigital to a PC, Laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and RBdigital apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website:

Computer Use at Aura Libraries

As a reminder, computers are 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

Select and Collect

Search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or phone your local library. To make an order please telephone 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.

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

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon! Whilst we may be facing difficult times, remember: we are always united by books!

• 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.