Must-read Christmas Classics

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit with a brilliant festive read, mince pie and perhaps even a glass of mulled wine? Look no further: we've got your Christmas reads covered! It's time to curl up on the sofa and enjoy one or more of the following Christmas classics.

• For adults we recommend:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

The Penguin book of Christmas stories: from Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter by Jessica Harrison

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson

Festive reads at Aura Libraries Flintshire.

Festive reads at Aura Libraries Flintshire.

• For younger readers we recommend:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Anrheg Nadolig Taid/Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo

Nadolig Plentyn yng Nghymru/A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Whatever you're reading this festive season, Aura Libraries wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Why not add one or more of the above titles to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or telephone 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.

E-books and Audiobooks

As a reminder, Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and Libby to a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby 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:

Aura Library Link - Community Calls

Tackling social isolation and loneliness is something we feel strongly about, and strive for our library service to be a port of call for anyone who may need us. The Aura Community Calls service provides a telephone link for Flintshire residents who are lonely, socially isolated or finding it difficult to get out.

Now more than ever, we hope that the community can look to its library service for support and stay connected by making every conversation count. The Community Calls provide library users with a verbal link through conversation and allow them to share their thoughts and enjoy talking with a friendly and familiar voice. We encourage anyone who is feeling lonely or socially isolated to get in touch with us: this service is free of charge and open to all Flintshire residents. We can arrange to phone you at a suitable time, and would suggest that you pop the kettle on and make a 'paned' before we begin! We will do our best to make sure you feel comfortable to share your thoughts with us and chat away.

To register for our Community Calls service, please contact 01352 704400 or email and provide us with your contact details so that we can arrange a suitable time to get in touch.

Christmas opening times

Aura Libraries will be closed from Thursday, December 23, 2021 and reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• 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.