Aura Libraries: Celebrate World Book Night

Celebrate World Book Night on 23rd April with Aura Libraries. Please join us and get reading on World Book Night 2023 and together we can create a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Up and down the country people will be celebrating the difference that reading makes to our lives, from book themed parties at home to books swaps in offices. Why don’t you organise your own book swap? Or why not sign up to your local library and pick up a great new read from us?

We will be gifting special World Book Night copies of ‘Passing’ by Nella Larson across our sites and at special events. Pop into your nearest Aura site to grab your copy before they go. ‘Passing’ is great for fans of classic fiction and has recently been adapted on Netflix. 

Do you want to read more? Sign up for the Road to Reading and pledge to read for 30 minutes each week for 10 weeks. You’ll receive support, tips and encouragement as you follow the road. Pop into your local library where our staff can help you find the perfect book to get you on your ‘Road to Reading’. You can find out more on the World Book Night website. And don’t forget to join us for the #ReadingHour at 7pm on 23rd April. 

Why not check out our online library catalogues where you can browse hundreds of titles to tempt you on your reading journey! 

Let us know what you are reading…. find us on social media - @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries on Facebook and Instagram and @LibFlintshire on Twitter.

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 here.

Read more: 

‘All the Wide Border’ at Mold Library.

Join us at Mold Library on Tuesday 25th April at 7pm when we welcome the fabulous Mike Parker in conversation with The Bookshop, Mold. Mike will be talking about his latest book ‘All the Wide Border: Wales, England and the Places Between’ “...a personal journey through the places, amongst the people, and across the divides of the border between England and Wales. Taking in some of our loveliest landscapes, and our darkest secrets.”

Mike’s previous book ‘On the Red Hill’ was Wales Book of the Year Non-fiction Winner & Highly Commended (runner-up) for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2020.

Tickets are £6 event only or £16.99 inc a copy of ‘All the Wide Border’.

Tickets are available from Mold Library 01352 703780 or The Bookshop 01352 759879 or online here An Evening With Mike Parker Tickets, Tue 25 Apr 2023 at 19:00.

‘Off Flint’: 'Shopping in Flint- A trip down memory lane!'

Join us on Saturday 22nd April at Flint Library between 10.30am – 12.30pm for 'Shopping in Flint- A trip down memory lane!' Do you have a story to share about the town and the shops that have been in Flint over the years? If so, we want to hear from you! Or perhaps you would like to have a look at some of our fabulous footage and photos of Flint from the 1920s to the 1980s. Come along and see if you can recognise any of your family or friends or any of the shops and businesses.

If you have any old photos you would like to share or have scanned please do bring them along.

Why not pop in for some tea, coffee and cake and find out more about the ‘Off Flint’ project.

‘Off Flint’ – Celebrating our town, castle and coast is an exciting project to involve local people in recording, conserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Flint town, castle and coast. Stories, photos and artefacts gathered during the project will form the basis of a new community archive in Flint Library so that the information gathered is widely accessible to everyone.

The project is led by Flintshire County Council and has received £54,200 funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

For further information please contact Jo Danson, Community Heritage Officer, on 01352 703042 or

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