We need your help!

Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, Wrexham Library Service has had to change how it delivers outreach library services to rural communities, where residents have little or limited access to a branch library and or public transport. In autumn 2020 Wrexham Public Library Service safely unlocked and gradually introduced a four week Outreach Library Service in partnership with some of our local communities, where by residents and library customers can order, collect and return library items. Priority for the Outreach Library Service has been given to local communities who have no branch library, and little or limited regular public transport. It is envisage that as this service expands, it will engage with all Community Councils, Community Agents and others.

The big challenge we have is to reach more residents with Wrexham Library Outreach Service. We want your thoughts on how your Outreach Library Service will reach you in the future.  To help us do this please visit this link www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraryreview and complete our survey. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. We would like to thank you in advance for your time.

Junior Author of the Month

Angharad Tomos is a relentless campaigner for the Welsh language, with her roots deep in the Nantlle Valley. She was chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith (the Welsh Language Society) 1982-1984 and she was imprisoned on more than one occasion whilst campaigning for the Welsh language. She's a prominent author who has written and illustrated many children's books, including her series Rwdlan, first published in 1983. She has won the crown at the Urdd Eisteddfod twice, the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod twice and the Tir na n-Og prize for children's fiction twice. In 2009 she won the Mary Vaughan Jones Prize for her contribution to Welsh children's literature. She has also written half a dozen novels for adults, and a play which was staged by the Welsh National Theatre in 2012. Lately, she has written three novels for young people based on real historical events. She lives in Penygroes with her husband Ben and son, Hedydd.


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. How and where you enjoy your favourite titles is your choice in just a few easy steps, all you need is a valid library card. For more details visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the online service link.

Spotlight On...

The Spotlight On... promotion at Wrexham Library this month is about summer and spending time outdoors. Summer is a great time of year for spending time outdoors; longer days, warmer weather, and holidays or days out all make this time of year ideal for outdoor living. The promotion includes Outdoor Cooking by Tom Kerridge, Wild Your Garden by Jim Ashton, Festival Fabulous by Ros Badger and The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths by John Jones to name a few. If you would like to borrow one of these books, why not make an appointment to browse the collection by calling the library on 01978 292090.

Free e-magazines to download

More than 3,000 popular magazines are now available for download through Wrexham Library service to read on any device 24/7. Customers with a library card can read digital magazines on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries. Top titles include Radio Times, National Geographic, Hello! and many hundreds of other popular magazines from around the world previously available through the RBdigital app. Digital magazines through Libby have no waiting lists or reservations, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Wrexham Libraries borrowers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

Book Review

The Resident by David Jackson


The Resident by David Jackson

The Resident by David Jackson


The Resident is David Jackson's 10th novel and was published by Viper in 2020. There are some amazing quotes on the cover and inside from authors I like and, although I read a lot of crime and thriller books, the premise for this novel was unlike anything else I've read.

Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. Having left a trail of bodies in his wake, and with the police hot on his heels, it seems like Thomas has nowhere left to hide. That is until he breaks into an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street.

When he climbs up into the loft, he realises that he can drop down into all the other houses on the street through the shared attic space. That's when the real fun begins - because the one thing that Thomas enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims.

His new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet.

Alongside the dark voice he hears in his head, he plans who will be his next victim.

This is a good, solid, creepy thriller, written in short chapters - which aids the feeling of not wanting to put it down! Overall, I'm really glad my house doesn't have an attic!!! Lynda