The Summer Reading Challenge 2022 has arrived! Over the next few months Aura Libraries will be celebrating this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: a free reading for pleasure programme aimed at children aged four to 11 years, organised by The Reading Agency. The purpose of the challenge is to encourage children to keep reading during the summer holidays and visit their local library to help maintain their reading skills and confidence.
This year’s theme, Gadgeteers, is all about science and innovation. The Challenge will inspire children to use their curiosity and creativity to discover the science behind the everyday, and celebrate the role of the imagination in both reading and the sciences. To take part, children will need to read six books throughout the summer, collect goodies along the way with each book they read, and finally receive an extra special medal and certificate at the end of the summer holidays in celebration of completing the challenge.
Join Aura Libraries for a summer of science, reading, creativity and fun! Watch this space for extra special Summer Reading Challenge events with Xplore Science Wrexham, authors Karen McCombie and Ben Davis, plus mad science workshops and Lego clubs. Children can join the challenge at the library or online via the Summer Reading Challenge website where they can rate and review books, download activities and access video content, games and quizzes. Come and join the fun and become a Gadgeteer with Aura Libraries!
Would you like to become a Reading Hack volunteer at your local library? If you are aged between 13 and 24 and have a passion for volunteering, libraries, or your local community – get in touch!
As a Reading Hack volunteer you will:
Get skills and experience for your CV
Meet new people and have fun
Get accreditation towards Do E and Welsh Bacc
Help others enjoy reading
For more information please contact us by emailing email@example.com
Author of the Month: July 2022
Our July 2022 author of the month is Rebecca Roberts. Last month, Aura Libraries were delighted to host the launch of Rebecca Roberts’ new book in partnership with Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam and Siop y Siswrn, at Mold Library.
Each of her novels for adults of all ages are a pleasure to read, with colourful and beloved characters. Rebecca is a fairly local author for us here in Flintshire and a well-known name to readers across Wales for her contribution to the book world over the last few years. Long may it continue!
We have put together a small reading list to set you off on a Rebecca Roberts adventure. Enjoy!
Beloved titles: Mudferwi (2019), Chwerwfelys (2021)
Most recently: Curiad Gwag (2022), Y Defodau (2022)
Aura Libraries’ top recommendation: #Helynt (2020)
Do you have a favourite Rebecca Roberts novel? Let us know what you think by using the hashtag #LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries and leaving us a comment on Twitter (@LibFlintshire), Instagram (@llyfrgelloeddauralibraries) or Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries).
Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue! All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Why not add one or more of the above titles to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or telephone your local library. To make an order please telephone us on 01352 703750, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can browse our catalogue at www.aura.wales/flintshire-library-catalogue/ and place a hold on items to collect from the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, a contact telephone number and email address, your book requests/preferences, and your preferred collection point.
Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and Libby to a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.
To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website: www.aura.wales/libraries
In partnership with The Bookshop, Mold, we are hosting our next ‘Murder in the Library’ on Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm in Mold Library. We are looking forward to welcoming Claire Mackintosh who will be talking about her new book, Hostage. Tickets are available from Mold Library or The Bookshop: £5 for the event or £10 if you would like a copy of the book, which of course you can get signed on the night. A very warm welcome to all!
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From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!
• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organisation responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.