Category Archives: Reading

Publishing and literature in Wales survey

The Welsh Government is reviewing its support for publishing and literature in Wales and there is an open questionnaire/survey for anyone to fill in. Closes 31 August 2016 and is also available in Welsh. Readers and librarians may be keen … Continue reading

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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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November is a month of months!

It turns out that not only is it NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), it is also National Non Fiction November! And, by some strange coincidence, I am (sort of) approaching the latter through the former. I shall explain. Despite its … 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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Record breaking this summer in libraries

It may not be a record-breaking summer for weather here in Wales, but the public libraries are seeking to break some records around reading during the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC), whose theme is year is… record breakers! The launch of … Continue reading

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A classic Welsh read

A new scheme has just been launched to find the most loved Welsh language classic books. If you have a favourite book in the Welsh language that you think is a classic, you can nominate the book for inclusion in … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2015 in Wales

It’s World Book Day today (Thur 5th March, 2015) in Wales (and the UK – I believe it’s different in the USA and in other countries, usually 23rd April, when we have the World Book Night, just to get confusing). … Continue reading

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