Wales is on a mission to help children and young people feel better after a tough year through a celebration of reading.

This month, Welsh Public Libraries will be joining The Reading Agency to deliver a crucial part of Welsh Government's Winter of Wellbeing campaign.

It will be a very special celebration of reading and what reading can do to lift the spirits of young people aged 0-25 and connect families, friends and communities across Wales.

Wrexham Council be working to develop a programme of exciting events and want to hear from children, families, teenagers and young people (anyone under 25) about the books they've enjoyed, and which have made them feel better.

People are invited to share a book (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and short stories – the choice is yours) in English or Welsh which has helped you in one or all of the ways below:

  • Feel better, simply by lifting your spirits or giving you a sense of calm, by bringing you joy, making you feel good or making you laugh as you turn the page
  • Feel connected, with others in your family and community, college or classroom, workplace or leisure time
  • Feel understood because it recognised what you were feeling or going through, or better able to understand others around you for the same reason

You might also have your own reason for the recommendation, and they would love for you to share.

All you (or your teacher, youth leader, parent or carer) have to do is join here and tell them the books you'd like to share.

It takes just a few moments and comes with thanks for taking part and a promise that in the sharing you'll be helping us promote the wellbeing of young people across Wales.