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Summer Reading Challenge - 2019

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An event with

Denzil Meyrick

To celebrate the launch of 'A Breath On Dying Embers'
join Denzil Meyrick at Maesteg Library.
Friday 6th September, 3pm


Ty'r Ardd Opening Times

From Monday 9th September, the Local and Family History Centre at Ty’r Ardd in Bridgend will be open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday. The library will continue to be closed between 1pm and 2pm for lunch.


Trace Your Family Tree

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data and obituaries on www.findmypast.co.uk. Available at Y Llynfi library, based upstairs in Maesteg Sports Centre, from Tuesday 8th October. We are excited to offer our library members free access to this fantastic online genealogy service as part of our collection of local and family history resources.


Our libraries provide welcoming community spaces for everyone. Come to us for education, entertainment, enlightenment, discovery and fun.

We provide access to a wide range of information available in a wide variety of formats, from online encyclopaedias to local directories and maps from the 19th century, from current bestsellers to those difficult-to-find first-in-a-series, from stories on cassette tape for those with old school technology to audio downloads for those with the latest. We not only provide a home for these resources, we can help you access it.

If you need help downloading to a new phone, or using a new eReader, we can provide it. With digital drop-in sessions for more in-depth questions and friendly, knowledgeable staff for ad hoc enquiries, we want to provide you with the level of information you need.

We’re not just about IT however… What we love, more than almost anything, is to spread our love of reading with children. Children’s books and activities are a HUGE part of what we do, and we do it well!

Storytelling, reading groups, crafts activities, class visits, Bounce and Rhymes for babies, incredible pop-up books, children’s eMagazines and eBooks, audio downloads, film clubs, coding clubs and smiley, encouraging librarians. Honestly, if your children aren’t regular visitors, they are missing out!

All this and brilliant books too!

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Awen Libraries brings Virtual Reality to local Bridgend libraries

The headsets were available in Bridgend libraries from the week commencing 17th June, with some dates left, giving the people of Bridgend an opportunity to experience virtual reality with the support of library staff. Virtual reality is an exciting way to experience a story. However, the headsets used in order to provide these experiences are […]

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Get Live and Loud amongst the shelves in Libraries

The programme includes over ten different shows/workshops, incorporating various impressive genres and themes. Audiences can expect an explosion of captivating live music, drama, puppetry and visual art to suit all ages. Managed by Awen Cultural Trust, the programme ensures that venues such as libraries continue to be welcoming spaces for people to have fun, be […]

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Double launch for summer fun!

Around 400 people went along to celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Challenge at local libraries and to sample some of the FREE family-friendly activities that are coming to local parks and green spaces thanks to the ParkLives initiative. As the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Mischief Makers’, the day featured […]

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