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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.


The Local and Family History Centre at Ty’r Ardd in Bridgend will close at 5pm on Saturday 28th September. Its resources will be available from Y Llynfi library, based upstairs in Maesteg Sports Centre from Tuesday 8th October. As some materials are only available in microfilm or microfiche, we recommend you book a reader before your visit if you wish to use these items.


Changes to Mobile Library Service from December 2019

The mobile library service across the county borough of Bridgend is set to be overhauled so that more vulnerable, isolated and housebound people can benefit from books brought directly to their door.

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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!

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Awen Cultural Trust Announces Changes to Mobile Library Service from December 2019

From Monday 16 December, the existing mobile and Booklink vehicles will come off the road to prepare the routes. A new “Books on Wheels” service, with additional stops to people confined to their homes, will be launched from Monday 6 January. Richard Hughes, Chief Executive of Awen Cultural Trust, the registered charity which manages the […]

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Join the Winter Reading Challenge for a sled-load of winter fun!

With colourful characters including Snow Trolls and spaghetti-eating Yetis, there’s plenty of fun to be had with the theme Pugs of the Frozen North. To take part, children must simply read three books of their choice over the winter period between 30th November and 13th January. Along the way, there will be a whole host […]

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Christmas Opening Times

All Awen libraries EXCEPT Bridgend, Sarn and Betws  – 20th December – Regular hours 21st December – Regular hours 22nd December – CLOSED 23rd December – Regular hours 24th December – Closing at 1pm 25th December – 1st January – CLOSED 2nd January – Open as usual Bridgend – 20th December – Regular hours 21st […]

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