Playday at Wrexham

It’s that time of year again when Wrexham gears up to its annual Playday, except this year will be a little different. Instead of taking part in activities on Llwyn Isaf green, the library will be participating in other ways. Clybiau Plant Cymru have created Playday posters with special QR codes on them, and you have to find the posters, displayed in various places outside of Wrexham Library to download the QR Code to discover a new play opportunity. The library will also be ‘hiding’ some playful book packs outside of the building which have been donated by Playful Childhoods Wales. If you make an appointment to come into the library there will be an opportunity to join our Summer Reading Challenge - read six books over three visits you can earn prizes and rewards along the way. We will also have books on display for you to borrow full of ideas and activities for you to do over the summer plus some colouring sheets and craft ideas. What are you waiting for, book your appointment today! Call 01978 292090.

Rapid Reads

Can’t wait for the latest book by your favourite best-selling author? Wait no longer. New additions to the Rapid Reads collection this month at Wrexham Library include copies of the latest books by Claire Mackintosh, Alison Weir, Jay Blades, Joe Wicks and Jane Fallon, plus many more. We have multiple copies of these titles, which you can only have for one week, meaning a copy of the latest book by your favourite author is never far away.


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. Browse their library of the world's best authors and titles as well as enjoying newsletters, bonus interviews and author profiles. All you need is a valid library card. For more details visit and follow the online service link.

Rainbow Magic series at Brynteg Library

The Rainbow Magic book series is a widely popular series of children’s fiction and fairy tales. It is written by a group of four writers, Sue Bentley, Narinder Dhami, Linda Chapman, and Sue Mongregien, under the common pseudonym of Daisy Meadows. The series features humans and fairies as the main characters. In the entire series, the authors have depicted the life stories of the two main human characters, Rachel Walker and Kirsty Tate, as they undergo numerous magical adventures along with a number of fairy friends. After the release of its first book in 2003, the authors have added more than 200 books so far. The series is actually a parent series of several sets of fairy books and special edition volumes. They include The Rainbow Fairies, The Weather Fairies, The Jewel Fairies, The Party Fairiesand many more.  If you'd like to order and collect any of the Rainbow Magic series then contact staff at Brynteg Library on 01978 759523, email, or access online services via

The Booker Prize

The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over five decades. Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. It is a prize that transforms the winner’s career. This year’s longlist include books by Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Lawson, Sunjeev Sahota, and Rachel Cusk to name a few and you can borrow them all from your local library. All you need is a valid library card. Why not call your local library to make an appointment to browse our collections or place your reservation over the phone.

Book review

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

The glamorous Casey family seem to have everything. The family include three brothers, their wives and children and they’re a happy family, spending a great deal of time together on lavish holidays or dinner parties.

Under the surface though, conditions are murkier and the truth unfolds when someone gets concussion and can’t keep her thoughts to herself, leaving every one of the adults wondering if it’s time they finally grew up.

This is a funny but heart-warming story from a bestselling novelist.