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.

Friendship Groups

Friendship Groups are a great way to prevent isolation and loneliness and offer you a chance to find companionship, too. Friends can also increase your sense of belonging and purpose, boost your happiness and reduce your stress. Many of our libraries hold Friendship Groups and each library offers a different activity or arrangement every week. So if you feel you need company or just want to make new friends why not come and join one of our groups. You will find them at Brynteg, Coedpoeth, Llay, Rhos and Wrexham libraries. Please contact them directly for more information. Contact details can be found

Reading Well: Mental Health

The Reading Well for Mental Health collection of books provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the condition covered. There are special collections in Wrexham, Brynteg and Rhos libraries but in the meantime visit for more details.

Get Online Week - October 16-22

Get Online Week is an annual campaign run by leading digital inclusion charity Good Things Foundation, enabling digitally excluded people to learn the essential digital skills needed to get online through free, friendly and fun local events. 10.2 million people in the UK lack the basic digital skills needed to use the internet, with millions still living without access to a device or data to get connected. Groundwork Training will be offering free short courses on how to use your smart phone at Cefn Mawr Library during November. Why not use Get Online Week to inspire you to enrol on this course? To enrol and find out more details please contact Groundwork on 01978 757524.

Meet the Author - Dani Robertson

All Through the Night by Dani Robertson

All Through the Night by Dani Robertson

Come and meet Dani Robertson, a Dark Sky Officer for Snowdonia National Park, who is originally from Greater Manchester and moved to the Welsh countryside at an early age. She is prolific in conservation work, championing the darkness for all, and is a regular speaker at public outreach events. Her advocacy for night skies was recognised by the International Dark Sky Association in 2022, when she received the Dark Sky Defender Award. All Through the Night is her first book. The event will take place at Wrexham Library on Wednesday, November 8, 6pm. It is free of charge but booking is essential, call the library on 01978 292 to reserve your place.

Book Review

Love by Roddy Doyle

Love by Roddy Doyle

Love by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle's Love is a bittersweet novel about two lifelong friends reuniting over drinks in Dublin. Doyle's dialogue, authentic and at times combative, can resonate with anybody who has argued late into the night with friends at the pub. Its themes of contested pasts and hazy memories explore relationships between people, both romantic and platonic, that sheds light on the complex nature of knowing another person and of loving them. Doyle's style is unpretentious and riveting, he never condescends to the reader in his pursuit of reflecting modern life and the real experiences of people with their flaws and charms. Theo