Foodbank collection point at Rhos Library

The foodbank is a store of non-perishable food donated by local people The foodbank network helps people break free from poverty, by providing additional support to help people resolve the crises they're facing so they don't need to use a foodbank again in the future. Foodbanks rely on the support of their local communities to support people in crisis. If you would like to donate food items then please visit Rhos Library, where there is now a foodbank collection point.

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 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.

Friends of Ruabon Exhibition

The Friends of Ruabon have created a fascinating exhibition at Ruabon Library focussing on Ruabon's history. The exhibition includes pictures, objects and documents loaned by Cefn Mawr Museum, and offers the viewer a glance into the rich and colourful history of this important community. The exhibition will be open throughout the month of March and is free to view. For more details call the library on 01978 822002.

Help your children to read

Reading is one of the most important things your child will learn at school. The most important thing you can do is make the time to read with your child every day, whether a book sent home from school, borrowed from the library or from your own bookshelves. All libraries have a selection of reading scheme books to help support your child's learning. A reading scheme is a series of books that have been carefully written to support the process of learning to read and to help children make progress as readers. These include Oxford Reading Tree, Usborne First Reading, Maverick Early Readers, Reading Champions, DK Readers, Bloomsbury Young Readers, and Ladybird Readers and many more, so you're sure to find something that suits you and your child.

Children's Author of the Month

Elen Caldecott started writing for children and young people as a treat. She thought she wanted to write serious books for adults, but had to force herself to sit still, she had to bribe herself to write. If she managed to write a whole page, she would reward herself by letting herself work on a story for children. It was much more fun! Eventually, Elen realised she could just stop trying to write stories she wasn't enjoying and she could follow her heart instead, this led her to writing for children. Elen's first book, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was shortlisted for the Waterstones' Children's Book Prize. Before being a writer, she trained as a nurse; she worked as an archaeologist; and she has also been a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Elen lives in Bristol with her partner and her dog, and too many books by half.

Book Review

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury


Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury


Join friends Big Panda and Tiny Dragon on their journey through the seasonal year together, exploring the natural world around them, aware that even in the darkest of winter days there lies the hope of spring.

This inspiring little book is beautifully illustrated, drawing the reader into the warm, soothing embrace of the gentle Big Panda and his big hearted little friend, Tiny Dragon. Follow the friends on their spiritual and philosophical journey, as together they overcome life's hurdles, learn to live spontaneously, and find peace in times of uncertainty. Big Panda and Tiny Dragon takes us on a mindful yet gentle journey of joy and hope. This Sunday Times Bestseller is like a warm hug, a little piece of inspiration and comfort in times when we all need a little hope for the future. Helen