Summer Reading Challenge book collection

The Summer Reading Challenge 2022 has arrived! The purpose of this free reading for pleasure programme is to encourage children aged four to 11 years to keep reading during the summer holidays, and visit their local library to help maintain their reading skills and confidence. This year's theme - Gadgeteers - is all about science and innovation.

The Summer Reading Challenge book collection is comprised of 67 inspiring titles for children of all reading levels aged four-11. Each title has been specially chosen to reflect key Gadgeteers themes including everyday science, invention and creation, and fun with friends.

The collection is presented in two lists - one for younger children and one for more confident readers - representing exciting contemporary children's fiction, poetry, non-fiction and picture books with science and innovation themes. Many of the books in the collection are newer titles that have been published this year. A number of titles will be available to enjoy in additional formats, with eBook and audiobook availability noted where possible. Cyngor Llfyrau Cymru/The Books Council of Wales is also curating a list of Welsh language book titles to resonate with the Gadgeteers theme. Read about the selection process here and explore this year's collection at:

• Come and join the fun and be a Gadgeteer with Aura Libraries! To take part, children will need to read six books throughout the summer, collect goodies along the way with each book that they read, and finally receive an extra special medal and certificate at the end of the summer holidays in celebration of completing the challenge. Children can join the challenge at the library or online via the Summer Reading Challenge website where they can rate and review books, download activities, and access video content, games and quizzes.

Join Aura Libraries for a summer of science, reading, creativity and fun! Pop in to your local library or visit to view our list of Summer Reading Challenge activities including workshops with authors Karen McCombie and Ben Davis, plus mad science workshops, Lego clubs and Xplore Science Wrexham. We hope to see you soon!

Reading Hack

Would you like to become a Reading Hack volunteer at your local library? If you are aged between 13 and 24 and have a passion for volunteering, libraries, or your local community - get in touch! As a Reading Hack volunteer you will:

Get skills and experience for your CV

Meet new people and have fun

Get accreditation towards DoE and Welsh Bacc

Help others enjoy reading

For more information please contact us by emailing

Books of the Month: July 2022

Hannah-Jane by Lleucu Roberts and The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed.

Hannah-Jane by Lleucu Roberts and The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed.

Our June 2022 books of the month are: Hannah-Jane by Lleucu Roberts and The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed.

Both of these titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books or e-books. Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue!

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:

Family Arts Festival at Flint Library

Family Arts Festival at Flint Library.

Family Arts Festival at Flint Library.

We are delighted to be welcoming our friends at Theatr Clwyd to Flint Library as part of their Family Arts Festival. Come along and join us on Monday, July 25 for free drop-in workshops and arts and crafts activities, plus fantastic fun packed sing a-long performances. For more information please visit: A very warm welcome to all!

Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services, events, and 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.