'Unlimited Copies' titles from BorrowBox

Did you know Wrexham Libraries offer a service where you can download 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks for free for 21 days via the BorrowBox App? Borrowing digital content has never been simpler, smarter or more convenient. BorrowBox digital content is available any time from work, home or anywhere 24/7. You can reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and 10 eBooks at a time. This month's featured 'Unlimited Copies' titles include The Villa by Ruth Kelly, Another Life by Kristin Hannah, Cold Red by Chris Ryan, Shadow Cabinet by Juno Dawson and much more. To try one of these books or to choose any other e-book/e-audio books please visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the online services link.

Books of the Month

Y Gwyliau by Sioned William and Murder at the Monastery by Reverend Richard Coles.

Y Gwyliau by Sioned William and Murder at the Monastery by Reverend Richard Coles.

Our books of the month for July are Y Gwyliau by Sioned William and Murder at the Monastery by Reverend Richard Coles. Y Gwyliau charts a two week holiday in a villa in Umbria... but life will change for ever for some of the characters by the end of the holiday. Murder at the Monastery follows Canon Daniel Clement who has suffered a secret humiliation and to recover takes respite at the monastery where he was a novice. But the monastery doesn't allow the break he needs, for tensions are building there too. Both of these novels are available from your local library.

Shakespeare's First Folio, All the Plays - competition

Would you like to win one of six copies of Shakespeare's First Folio, All the Plays: A Children's Edition? If so then you need to draw or colour/paint a scene or character from a Shakespeare play, on paper no larger than A3. The competition is open to children aged seven to 14 years. When you hand your artwork in, please provide a title for your artwork with name of character/play/act, and include on reverse your name and library card number so you can be contacted. Entries should be handed in to your local library. Closing date for this all Wales competition is July 31, 2024. Why not choose some books from your local library for inspiration?

Summer Reading Challenge - Sign Up Saturdays

Take on the Summer Reading Challenge this year! This year it's all about getting creative. Music, junk modelling, photography, dancing, and story writing…the list is endless. Discover fantastic books, unlock rewards along the way, and achieve something amazing this summer. You will need to sign up first at your local library but to help you we have Sign Up Saturdays at Wrexham and Brynteg libraries 10am-1pm, with special craft and Lego activities on Saturday, July 13, 2pm-5pm and Gwersyllt Library on Friday, July 12, with a special craft session.

Did you know…?

Did you know…that Brynteg Library has a section 'All About Wales', so if you want to learn the language, find out about Welsh history and local history, read about sporting Welsh heroes, or simply read some Welsh fiction, then head on down to Brynteg Library.

Book review

Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman

Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman

Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman

Set in an alternate-universe 1793, the French Revolution is in full swing, Marie Antoinette faces the guillotine, and it's up to Eleanor Dalton - newly recruited to the league of the Scarlet Pimpernel - to save both her and her son! Full of fun, vampires, and disguises, this book was a joy to read and I could barely put it down. Much like in Cogman's other series (The Invisible Library), the characters in Scarlet are lively and vibrant and driven by a strong sense of duty and loyalty. There's intrigue, plotting, and espionage as Eleanor goes undercover as a housemaid in her enemy's household, impersonates members of the elite, and asks herself the question; is the revolution such a bad thing after all? Scarlet is by no means a serious novel, and it delights in its own silliness, which is a refreshing change of pace in period pieces and supernatural fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed it.