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Looking for something to do? Debbie from Wrexham Library has kindly provided us with a list of events that are taking place across Wrexham’s libraries this month.

Storytime at Overton Library

Storytime at Overton Library is held on a Friday morning at 10.30am every two to three weeks. The group consists of mums and carers and children from newborn age to school age. They read all sorts of stories, and their absolute favourite is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Helen Oxenbury. They also sing songs and rhymes and sometimes the older children sit and do some colouring. After all that activity it’s time to relax and have a drink and a snack which is followed by another story and song and everyone heads home happy and content. For more details on how to join this session please contact Overton Library on 01978 710557.

The Summer Reading Challenge is now live

This children’s book based website is for any child who is interested in books. It has many fantastic facilities from a book sorter, reading club, competitions, games, author of the month and lots more.

Your child can even keep track of their reading, all he/she must do is create their own profile. Then they can submit details of the books they have borrowed and read from their local library. To find out more call into your local library and speak to a member of staff .

You can access this brilliant website, www.mythical-maze.org.uk from any of the following libraries: Brynteg, Cefn Mawr, Chirk, Coedpoeth, Gwersyllt, Llay, Overton, Rhos, Ruabon or Wrexham FREE of charge, or from the comfort of your home. Good luck and happy reading!

Get ready for the Summer Reading Challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the school holiday time and the annual Summer Reading Challenge helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence. There is a different theme each year, this year it’s the Mythical Maze. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library. You can sign up your child at any of the following libraries in Wrexham County Borough: Brynteg, Cefn Mawr, Chirk, Coedpoeth, Gwersyllt, LLay, Overton, Rhos, Ruabon, Wrexham or our Mobile library. Then all your child needs to do is read six library books of their choice, collecting rewards such as stickers along the way and a medal and certificate upon completion, and all of this is FREE. For more details why not visit your local library today!

Adult Craft Group at Llay Library

If you enjoy knitting, crochet and or needlework, please feel free to join the craft group for adults which meet at Llay Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm. There is no charge for this and all abilities are welcome! For more details call the library on 01978 855100.

Citizen’s Advice at Cefn Mawr Library

The Citizens Advice now hold sessions in Cefn Mawr library every Wednesday from 1.30 -4.30, these are drop in sessions with no appointment necessary. So whatever your problem why not call in to Cefn Mawr library on a Wednesday for free advice. For more details please call the library on 01978 820938.

Babysigning through song at Gwersyllt Library

Would you like to learn to communicate with your baby before he/she can speak? If so there are classes at Gwersyllt Library every Wednesday between 10-12pm where you can learn baby signs through song and play in Welsh and English. These sessions are suitable for babies from 6 – 18 + months. They last for 10 weeks and costs £20. To book your place call Avril Wright on 01978 318866 or email avril.wright@weacymru.org.uk

Calling all Reception Class teachers!

Pori Drwy Stori is an exciting bilingual programme aimed at supporting children’s literacy as they start Reception Class in all maintained schools in Wales. The programme provides resources for use in the classroom and at home encouraging parents to continue in their vital role as partners in their children’s learning. Booktime bags, which form part of the Pori Drwy Stori programme, were gifted to schools in Wrexham during February. As a result of this Wrexham Libraries would like to invite all local reception teachers to contact their local library and arrange a ‘Story Time’ visit. Either contact your local library directly or telephone the Children’s Librarian on 01978 292643. We look forward to hearing from you.

Gypsy Roma Traveller Month

June 2014 has been designated Gypsy Roma Traveller month and to celebrate it Wrexham Libraries will be promoting their books, CDs and audio books on the history of Gypsy Roma Travellers. You will find books such as Porraimos; Photos of the Gypsy holocaust in World War 2, Gypsy Boy by Mikey Welsh, Way of the Romany by Fred Price, Welsh Gypsies; children of Abram Wood and Romani culture and Gypsy identity by T.A. Acton plus many more. The promotion will travel between Coedpoeth Library at Plas Pentwyn, Brynteg and Wrexham libraries throughout June and July.

If you would like to learn more about this fascinating culture or you require more information on Gypsy Roma Travellers then why not visit http://grthm.natt.org.uk/ or call in to your local library.

360 Networking Group Launch

Businesslines “360 Networking” group officially launched on 10th June 2014. The group will offer businesses a relaxed, friendly and no pressure opportunity to:

• Meet and form relationships with local other business professionals
• Promote their products and services
• Listen to presentations covering a diverse range of business topics.

For more information on the 360 Networking Group and book your place to attend the meeting (£5 including VAT) or join as an annual member (£48 including VAT) please see the following webpage: www.wrexham.gov.uk/360-networking or phone Businessline at Wrexham Library on 01978 292092.

Make friends with a book

Make Friends With a Book sessions continue at Wrexham Library on Tuesday’s, and will continue on a weekly basis between 2.30-4pm. These ‘read aloud’ sessions are free so if you would like to join one please visit Wrexham Library next Tuesday or if you would like to establish a shared reading group in your community or local community group then please contact Debbie or Shan at Wrexham Library on 01978 292090.

Calling all Wordsmiths

Do you like playing around with words? If so then Gwersyllt library may have just the club for you. They are hoping to start a Scrabble club and are looking for like minded people to join in the fun. Whether you are an expert or a beginner or if you’re looking to try something new then please call Gwersyllt Library on 01978 722890.

Mini Bookstart Bears

This summer holidays Wrexham Libraries challenges all children aged 0-5 to visit their local library and borrow a book. Every child in this age group who is already a member and borrows a book or who joins the library and borrows a book will receive a mini Bookstart Bear. This promotion will run from the 21st July until the 30th August or until the Bears run out. So don’t delay visit the library as soon as you can after the 21st July to claim your free gift. For more details call 01978 292090.