Benefits of visiting your library

The first and most important benefit of visiting a library access to free books. You don't have to spend a single penny for any book that you borrow.  You can find all sorts of books at your local library covering all sorts of genres and for all age groups in various formats; they even have e-books and e-audio books which you can download free to your digital device. Many people find it very difficult to study at home, college or work but libraries can provide you with a safe and quite place to study. Trained library staff add a lot more to the library experience as they have a wide knowledge of books and reading, and are happy to help you choose your next book. Libraries are a great place to socialise with your local community, you can get to know people that have the same interests you do. Today's libraries are active neighbourhood hubs offering social interaction with shared cultural experiences and great activities. In the words of Hermione from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling: "Harry - I think I've just understood something! I've got to go to the library!"

Citizens Advice Bureau

The CAB give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. CAB have started holding one to one advice sessions at Cefn Mawr and Rhos libraries. Sessions will take place at Cefn Mawr on Mondays and Rhos library on Wednesdays, 10am-3pm. Please note you will need to wear a face covering unless exempt and social distancing will be observed. For more information please call 01978 364639.

Author of the Month

Charity Norman is the author of six novels. She was born in Uganda, brought up in successive draughty vicarages in the North of England and met her husband under a truck in the Sahara desert. After several years' travel she became a barrister, specialising in crime and family law in York Chambers in the northeast of England. Also a mediator and telephone crisis line listener, she's passionate about the power of communication to slice through the knots. In 2002, realising that her three children had barely met her, she took a break from the law and moved with her family to New Zealand, where she began to write. After the Fall was a Richard & Judy and World Book Night title, The New Woman a BBC Radio 2 Book Club choice. See You in September (2017) was shortlisted for best crime novel in the Ngaio Marsh Awards. Her sixth novel, The Secrets of Strangers, was released on May 7, 2020 and is also a Radio 2 Book Club choice.

Learning at Lunchtime

Learning at Lunchtime is back at Wrexham Library starting with a festive session on Wednesday, December 1, 1pm-2pm. 'Roll Your Own Pen Pot' will teach you how to create a pen pot by rolling your own paper tubes and connecting them together, then decorating them in festive colours. These pots will make ideal Christmas gifts. Places are limited and free. To book your place please call 01978 292090.

Letters to Santa

Post your Letters to Santa at Rhos Library! Simply collect your writing paper from the library, take it home, write your letter to Santa and post in their special Christmas post box. Your reply from Santa will be waiting for you next time you come in. We welcome letters from all children young and old!

Welsh Book Review

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