Covid-19 self-test available at Wrexham Library

Wrexham Library has now become a Lateral Flow home self-test kit collection point. Home self-test kits can be collected without an appointment at Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 1AU. Please wear a face covering (unless exempt) and sanitise your hands when entering our library.

Library opening over the festive period

Wrexham Library will close at noon on Christmas Eve and re-open on Wednesday, December 29, 9am-1pm. The library will also be open on Thursday, December 30 and Friday, December 31, 9am-1pm. All branch libraries will close at noon on Friday, December 24 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. All online services such as downloading free eBooks and eAudiobooks plus access to, Theory Test Pro and much more will remain open for you to access 24/7 during the festive week.

Author of the Month

Titles by Author of the Month, Christina Henry.

Titles by Author of the Month, Christina Henry.

Christina Henry is an American horror fantasy author, known for her national bestselling Black Wings series, and the Chronicles of Alice, the first book of which, Alice (2015), was selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and was also a Goodreads Choice Award nominee for the horror genre. Born Tina Raffaele, Henry had aspirations to become an author from a very young age, and was herself an avid reader, commenting that "she spent most of her time living inside books". Her first book, Black Wings, was published in 2010 under the pseudonym of Christina Henry, which she created by combining her own name (Tina) with her husband and son's names (Chris and Henry respectively). When she isn't writing chilling twists on well-known children's stories or coming up with creepy tales of her own, Henry enjoys reading, watching zombie movies, and long-distance running. Her latest book, Horseman was published in September 2021, and her new original novel Near the Bone will be coming out in January 2022.

'First Choice' Books

Do you know someone who is struggling to read, or are you someone who needs to build your confidence with reading books? Wrexham Library has a selection of books to help you gain your confidence reading a book which will then enable you to relax and enjoy the stories being told. Books range from very basic short words and sentences, to short easy to read novels and the staff are there to help you choose the books that you feel most comfortable reading. Why not call in to see what we can do to help you?

Theory Test Pro (inc. HGVs)

Now that some of the restrictions around trying certain driving tests have been eased or changed why not use Theory Test Pro to help you with your learning. Theory Test Pro is an online site which contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code – all you need to help you pass your theory driving test. It has access to test banks for car, motorcycle, passenger carry vehicle and heavy goods vehicle categories. This amazing site can be accessed free of charge on your home computer, all you need is a valid library card. For more information visit and select Online Services.

Carers Collection

Every Library in Wrexham has a collection of books to help carers access information about their caring role. The Carers Collection has been established to help those who look after and support loved ones at home on an unpaid basis. Titles in the collection cover topics ranging from autism and dementia to carers' rights and the law and benefits and the emotional aspects of being a full time carer. There are also books containing advice on caring for children or adults with specific conditions, and looking after yourself as a carer, plus some of the books have been written by carers themselves who share their own experiences. For a full list of the titles visit and follow the link What We Do.  For further information on the Carers' collection, please contact Wrexham Library on 01978 292090.

Book Review

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

From the author of Me Before You and set in depression-era America this is a breath-taking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally oppressive, especially living alongside her domineering father-in-law.

So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new travelling library, Alice joins enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman. They are joined by three other women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.

The Giver of Stars is a funny, heart-breaking and gripping tale of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we strive to live an alternative life than the one dictated by society.