Libraries

Friday 29 March 2019

DVDs and CDs to go on sale

DVDs and CDs to go on sale
Description:
Last year, the Torfaen Library service took the decision to discontinue the DVD and CD loan service due to a reduction in demand and to help achieve savings targets.
Wednesday 27 March 2019

New self-service kiosks coming to Torfaen Libraries

New self-service kiosks coming to Torfaen Libraries
Description:
New self-service kiosks will be installed and ready to use at all Torfaen Libraries from Thursday 28 March 2019.
Friday 26 October 2018

Celebrate International Games Week at Cwmbran Library

Celebrate International Games Week at Cwmbran Library
Description:
Cwmbran Library is holding a special board gaming event for 11-16 year olds on Thursday 8 November to celebrate International Games Week.
Tuesday 23 October 2018

Summer reading success

Summer reading success
Description:
Almost a thousand children in Torfaen took part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge and read six library books or more during the school holidays.
Wednesday 17 October 2018

Spooky stories and crafts at Cwmbran Library

Spooky stories and crafts at Cwmbran Library
Description:
Enjoy spooky stories and craft at Cwmbran Library this Halloween.
Monday 3 September 2018

Scarecrow winner unveiled at horticultural show

Scarecrow winner unveiled at horticultural show
Description:
Scarecrows that were created by visitors to Blaenavon Library over the summer were displayed at the annual Blaenavon Horticultural Show on Saturday 1 September.
Thursday 2 August 2018

Get up to mischief at Torfaen libraries this summer

Get up to mischief at Torfaen libraries this summer
Description:
Children are being challenged to read six library books or more over the summer holidays as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
Monday 12 March 2018

Magical night to celebrate Harry Potter books

Magical night to celebrate Harry Potter books
Description:
Around 30 young witches and wizards took part in Blaenavon Libraries' celebration of national Harry Potter Book Night.
Tuesday 6 February 2018

Generations come together for slipper-themed tea party

Generations come together for slipper-themed tea party
Description:
Children from across Torfaen joined older member of the community for a special tea party at Cwmbran library as part of a project to encourage better understanding between the generations.
Wednesday 17 January 2018

Care centre users create story-inspired slippers

Care centre users create story-inspired slippers
Description:
Members of Torfaen care centres have taken inspiration from classic children's stories to create ornate slippers as part of a library project focussing on the health and wellbeing of older members of the community.
Tuesday 2 January 2018

Residents asked to shape the future of Torfaen libraries

Residents asked to shape the future of Torfaen libraries
Description:
Torfaen council is asking residents to help shape the future of library services in the borough
Tuesday 19 December 2017

Children wrap safe slippers for Christmas

Children wrap safe slippers for Christmas
Description:
School children in Torfaen have been wrapping up pairs of safe slippers to distribute to older members of the community and help prevent falls in the home over the winter.
Monday 11 December 2017

Record numbers of Torfaen children crack Summer Reading Challenge

Record numbers of Torfaen children crack Summer Reading Challenge
Description:
Record numbers of children in Torfaen completed this year's Summer Reading Challenge by reading six library books or more during the school holidays.
Monday 13 November 2017

Change of day for Blaenavon family history sessions

Change of day for Blaenavon family history sessions
Description:
The popular family history sessions held at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library every Thursday morning will be moving to new a Friday morning slot as of Friday 1 December.
Monday 16 October 2017

Slipper swap to help prevent falls in the home this winter

Slipper swap to help prevent falls in the home this winter
Description:
Torfaen's library service is giving away 250 pairs of brand new, safer slippers as part of a project aimed at preventing falls in the home and improving the health and wellbeing of older members of the community.
Tuesday 19 September 2017

Library supports National Eye Health Week

Library supports National Eye Health Week
Description:
Cwmbran Library is supporting National Eye Health Week which runs from 18 – 24 September.
Monday 24 July 2017

Libraries are always open thanks to new app

Libraries are always open thanks to new app
Description:
Torfaen library members can now download bestselling e-books and e-audiobooks directly to their computer, tablet or smart phones.
Wednesday 19 July 2017

Children invited to join Animal Agents at Torfaen libraries

Children invited to join Animal Agents at Torfaen libraries
Description:
Torfaen libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.
Tuesday 18 April 2017

Leading consumer magazine available for free at Torfaen libraries

Leading consumer magazine available for free at Torfaen libraries
Description:
The leading, independent consumer magazine Which? is now available online for free at all Torfaen libraries.
Friday 10 February 2017

Make a difference through the joy of reading

Make a difference through the joy of reading
Description:
Passionate book lovers are being recruited to act as reading companions for Torfaen library service's Read to Me scheme.
Wednesday 8 February 2017

Harry Potter Book Night success

Harry Potter Book Night success
Description:
Around 30 young witches and wizards took part in Pontypool Libraries' celebration of national Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday.
Thursday 22 December 2016

Free ebooks and magazines for Torfaen library members

Free ebooks and magazines for Torfaen library members
Description:
Torfaen library members can read the latest book releases and access many popular magazines for free on their computer, smart phone or tablet.
Friday 25 November 2016

Residents asked to have their say on future of library service

Residents asked to have their say on future of library service
Description:
Torfaen council is asking users of the borough's three libraries to have their say on the future of the service.
Monday 14 November 2016

Reading challenge winner announced

Reading challenge winner announced
Description:
Isla Hughes from Ysgol Panteg has been announced as the lucky winner of a prize draw for children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - The Big Friendly Read.
Thursday 10 November 2016

Roald Dahl brought to life at Torfaen libraries

Roald Dahl brought to life at Torfaen libraries
Description:
Torfaen pupils have brought some of their favourite Roald Dahl characters to life as part of a theatre show celebrating the author's 100 centenary celebrations.
Monday 13 June 2016

Children enjoy Bookstart Week activities

Children enjoy Bookstart Week activities
Description:
More than 40 children, toddlers and babies joined in with story sessions, rhymes and crafts at Torfaen libraries as part of National Bookstart Week.
Thursday 2 June 2016

Cwmbran board game club

Cwmbran board game club
Description:
A new board game club for adults is running at Cwmbran Library every other Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm.
Wednesday 4 May 2016

Blaenavon community marks 200 year anniversary of St Peter's School

Blaenavon community marks 200 year anniversary of St Peter's School
Description:
Children from Blaenavon Heritage VC School, and members of local community groups, have come together to mark 200 years since the opening of St Peter's School in Blaenavon.
Friday 1 April 2016

Torfaen opens a new chapter with Dementia Friendly libraries

Torfaen opens a new chapter with Dementia Friendly libraries
Description:
Torfaen's libraries are working to become Wales's first Dementia Friendly library service.
Friday 4 March 2016

Children celebrate World Book Day in Torfaen

Children celebrate World Book Day in Torfaen
Description:
Hundreds of children across Torfaen dressed up as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day today.
Friday 5 February 2016

Harry Potter Book Night success

Harry Potter Book Night success
Description:
About 40 young witches, wizards and other magical folk took part in Torfaen Libraries' celebration of national Harry Potter Book Night this week.
Thursday 19 November 2015

Blaenavon school pupil wins reading challenge

Blaenavon school pupil wins reading challenge
Description:
Torfaen schools recently took part in this years reading challenge, organised by The Reading Agency.
Monday 2 November 2015

Harry Potter events are a great success

Harry Potter events are a great success
Description:
Cwmbran Library's half term Harry Potter events were a great success, with both sessions fully booked.
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