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The National Library of Wales in a new light

Although I have not yet read the novel Y Llyfrgell (my Welsh needs to improve a bit more first), I was keen to watch the film adaptation, The Library Suicides (or Y Llyfrgell in Welsh), which has just been released … Continue reading

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Mini round up of news from Welsh libraries

Despite my recent silence on social media, particularly lack of blog posts, there has been lots going on in Welsh libraries, and today’s blog post only highlights some of the recent items. Yesterday (31st March 2016), Ken Skates AM, Deputy … Continue reading

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Written Statement on Welsh public libraries

On 9th November Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Media and Sport in Wales, published a Written Statement on public libraries in Wales. The full text of the statement can be found on the Welsh Government website in English … Continue reading

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Cardiff Central Library goes digi-tastic!

Here’s a guest post on the new digital floor at Cardiff Central library, from my colleague Jemma Francis. There was a buzz in Cardiff city centre last Thursday (30th July 2015) with the re-opening of the revamped Cardiff Central Library. … Continue reading

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Community libraries and trusts: a research-based report

An independent research report has just been published which investigates the current situation of community libraries and two newly established library trusts in Wales. It was commissioned by the Welsh Government as part of the recommendations (#4 and #8) of … Continue reading

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Welsh libraries feature in TV programme

The Children’s Poet Laureate of Wales , Aneirin Karadog, encouraged everyone to visit their local libraries in an item on the Welsh language TV programme Heno (episode 208, first item, 6 minutes long) last night. The item featured Canton and Prestatyn libraries, … Continue reading

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A must-read for library designers (guest post)

A new year, a new face (or keyboard). This guest post has been written my colleague Huw Evans who has a keen interest in library design. Over to Huw: In December I picked up details of the Danish Agency for Culture’s Model … Continue reading

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