Category Archives: Literacy

Big friendly start to the Big Friendly Read!

“The event was a chance to show what libraries do so well, everyday – a place full of people having a great time, celebrating reading.” (Jemma Francis, my colleague) Public libraries across Wales, along with their counterparts in the rest … Continue reading

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Inclusive book stock

I recall from my days as a library studies student and working in libraries that generally library staff are very good at being inclusive, in all areas of their work, but definitely in terms of stock collection. I’ve just read … Continue reading

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Digital skills, literacy and libraries

In recent weeks/months, various reports and announcements in the UK have focused on the essential nature of digital skills and the challenges ahead in order to achieve digital inclusion and digital participation for all. The four items that I’m going … Continue reading

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It’s not a myth! The summer reading challenge in Wales

Hooray – it’s back! Last week John Griffiths AM, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport in Wales officially launched the Summer Reading Challenge 2014 at Canton Library in Cardiff.     Around 60 excited school children joined the Minister to … Continue reading

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Monsters and murder in the library (guest post)

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on Shakespeare’s birthday (23 April). Libraries across Wales hosted book-giving events and Prestatyn Library+ in Denbighshire was chosen by UK organisers The Reading Agency as the venue … Continue reading

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Every child a library member: launched!

Today (Wed 19th March 2014), the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales, John Griffiths AM, and Dr Rhys Jones, wildlife expert and TV presenter,  launched a new scheme to start the automatic sign up of primary school children in … Continue reading

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Shared reading in north Wales

Social reading is becoming more popular, with people either joining local reading groups, discussing books on review sites like Goodreads, or even joining virtual book clubs like the Twitter book club run by Neath Port Talbot libraries. Back in October … Continue reading

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