Time to Remember at Ruabon Library

Join us at Ruabon Library to share your memories, reminisce with books and music, try out our new activities and meet and chat with others. 

Time to Remember will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm, with the next session starting on Wednesday, July 20. 

Refreshments will be available and individuals, families and carers will be very welcome.  Call 01978 822002 for more details.


The Summer Reading Challenge is here!

Science is all around you.  Are you a brilliant baker?  Or a mega music fan?  Are you the tech wizard amongst your friends?  Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things. 

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer school holidays and this year the theme is Gadgeteers.

You can sign up at your local library, then all you have to do is read six library books of your choice over three visits to complete the Challenge.

There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! 

You can also keep track of your reading by visiting the Summer Reading Challenge website www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk where you can find new books to read, take part in competitions and mini challenges, and play games.  

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Summer of Fun!

To celebrate and support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrexham Library and Information Service have invited Xplore! back to provide more of their fun and innovative science sessions. 

The theme for these sessions is construction, where children will have the opportunity to dress up as a construction worker, build walls together, and see how high they can make a tower without it falling down. 

There will be 3D shapes to design new buildings and bridges and much more.  The sessions are non-gender specific and are suitable for children aged 3-8. 

Booking is essential.  Ask your local library for details or follow our social media pages.

Xplore! is offering an extra session at Wrexham Library on July 27, 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm.  Find alternative ways of growing food with this aquaponics workshop.  You must reserve your place, call the library on 01978 292090.

The Leader: Child get to becoe construction workers with Explore! Science (image: Pixabay)Child get to becoe construction workers with Explore! Science (image: Pixabay)

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PORI is the app from Welsh Libraries that will allow you to access Welsh public libraries catalogues from your mobile device. 

You will be able to renew and reserve books online, manage your account, search the catalogue of most Welsh public libraries and have access to the free to download e-book and e-audio books if they’re in the Welsh libraries catalogue.

You won’t need to log on to another website, if you are a library member. 

To download this great app visit - App Store: Pori Wales and/or Pori Cymru; Play Store: Pori Libraries Wales and/or Pori Lyfrgelloed Cymru.  For more information visit https://www.yourlibraryapp.com/Cymru


Magi Ann visits the library

Magi Ann is the main character in books written by Mena Evans with the aim of supporting children and their families to learn to read in Welsh.

The books continue to be popular decades later, with Menter Iaith Flint and Wrexham having developed many of the stories into useful apps. 

Magi Ann also visits festivals, events and libraries and will be visiting most of our libraries over the summer. 

Her first visits will be on July 27 to Coedpoeth library, 10.30-11.30am; Ruabon library 1.30-2.15pm and Brynteg library 3-3.45pm. Join in for bilingual stories, songs, and arts and crafts.  There is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy the fun!

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Plu gan Caryl Lewis

Plu yw’r gyfrol gyntaf o straeon byrion gan Caryl Lewis.  Deuddeg stori sydd ynddi, yn ddeuddeg portread o unigolion sy’n ymdrin â phrofiadau sydd wedi effethio’n ddwfn arnynt, profiadau y gall y mwyafrif helaeth onhonym uniaethu â nhw – afiechydon a marwolaethau, unigrwydd, colled, hapusrwydd, ac atgofion am blentyndod a charwriaethau.  Ar y cyfan, mae Plu yn gyfrol rhwydd i’w ddarllen gyda’i hiaith raenus, ei disgrifiadau byw a’i phortreadau synhwyrus.  Ond efallai y dylid darllen y straeon fesul un, fesul tipyn, er mwyn gwerthfawrogi’r gyfrol ar ei hyd fel cyfanwaith.

(arolygiad gan Lois Dafydd, gwales.com)