Opening of Wenvoe Community Hub


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Opening of Wenvoe Community Hub

Wenvoe Community Council and Wenvoe Community Library are delighted to announce that the new building housing the Wenvoe Community Hub and Library is officially open.


On May the 21st, the sun was shining on the community centre car park, the Scout cake stall was open for business, and Wenvoe villagers had gathered in force.


Craig Yates’s wonderful baritone voice accompanied by Jill Barnes on the keyboard rang out for us all to enjoy. This was the prelude to the official cutting of the ribbon by Craig. As the Hub doors opened a celebration cake appeared being cut by the four library directors, Janet Williams, Janet Tabor, Sylvia Harvey, and Alan French.

After this Mike Harvey gave us some background history to the building and the library and talked about where we are today. The village eagerly gathered to be shown round the new Hub building where they could admire the plaque to commemorate the event.

Tea and biscuits were enjoyed by all in the Community Centre; the children’s activity room was busy and full of life.

The bookmark colouring competition was won by Phoebe Tanner-Davis and a book token was presented by Sylvia and Alan.


Chatterbooks and Challenges


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With the success of the school visits to the Hub and Library, we are planning a Chatterbooks group for our young people during the summer holidays. Chatterbooks is a junior book club which we hope will continue to excite youngsters in the 8 – 10 year old age range about reading.

The Chatterbooks co-ordinator will suggest a theme. The young readers can bring their own books related to the theme or borrow books from the library. Around the second week of August, the group will meet up at the library to talk about the books they have read and make their recommendations.

Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s theme is Gadgeteers. The Challenge will be launched at the school towards the end of the summer term and further information about activities will be available at the library.

Storytime for the toddlers has been a joy since it started and will continue during the summer holidays on Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am.

Community Hub Limerick competition

The winner of this year’s Limerick competition, on the theme of the new library, is Gordon Jones who wins a bottle of Prosecco.

In Wenvoe the Library Hub

Has attracted diners from the pub

The Hub’s volunteers

Have shed copious tears

As they struggle through culture and grub



Easter Raffle Result



The draw for the Easter Raffle took place at midday on Saturday, 16th April.

Congratulations to the winners Chris, Harlech Road and Nicola, Port Road, who each won a hamper of M&S goodies. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket. We raised a total of £464, all of which will go towards our running costs



Opening Of The New Building

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This new building has provided us with the ability to achieve our vision of setting up

Let us tell you what’s occurring (ref Gavin and Stacey).

  • Our community library goes from strength to strength. Since opening, we have a 9% increase in new registrations
  • Our activities already established and popular are: Clwb Clonc, Silver Foxes, Stitches, School Liaison
  • Our proposed activities are Storytime and Singalong sessions for babies and toddlers, IT sessions, genealogy sessions, language conversation sessions, a new book club and evening HUB talks. Don’t forget we are always open to ideas.
  • The cafe is well and truly open offering a range of hot drinks and a biscuit. We are continuously investigating how we can offer a wider range of goods.
  • We have an established Liaison Committee with Wenvoe Community Council. Regular meetings with an exchange of ideas enables us to offer a seamless service for the village. Exciting times for Wenvoe.
  • Don’t forget this wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. How about joining us. We look forward to welcoming you all on May the 21st 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Our volunteers will be available to show you around the new building. The official opening ceremony is at 2:30 PM. See you soon.


Sylvia Harvey



We Are Now the Wenvoe Community Hub


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Wenvoe Community Hub – Serving the Community

Since we opened the new Hub in November, we have seen substantial interest from the community resulting in a significant rise in the registration of new members, a 30% increase in volunteers and an extension to our opening hours. We have several community groups who meet in our coffee corner as well as members of the public who regularly drop in for a chat over a cuppa. We are planning further activities including evening events, Storytime for babies and toddlers and much more.

Library news re Wenvoe School

Alina, our school liaison volunteer has forged close relations between the library and Wenvoe School. Initially, the head teacher had been invited to come to see the newly opened library and for an informal chat. A few initiatives were discussed, and a short plan of action had been decided upon. As a result of this initial meeting, the headteacher and all her teaching team met in the library in March to discuss how the library could play an active part in pupils’ learning. Quite by chance the staff also had the opportunity to meet the Vale’s peripatetic librarian who contributed to the meeting.

It was noted by all who were at the meeting, that due to the pandemic, many of the pupils have had no library experience whatsoever and this needed to be addressed. With this in mind, it was decided that the school would have a regular slot for their exclusive use of the library one whole day a week. Ideas were suggested for activities for pupils in line with the school curriculum. Hopefully, these will be taken on board over time as links between the library and the school are strengthened and developed. What is important is that the first steps towards closer links have been established.

Furthermore, pupils will have access to the library’s new IT suite which includes 3 new PCs and 5 Samsung tablets not only on their designated day, but like the public may, they will be able to access them freely during the library’s open hours.

If you haven’t yet visited the Hub, please call in for a friendly welcome

Opening hours
Monday 11.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Community library users can order items online from the Vale of Glamorgan catalogue. Books ordered in this way are delivered to Wenvoe, to be collected by the borrower at their convenience.

We also provide A4 and A3 photocopying and laminating at reasonable rates.

The library hub is run solely by our team of volunteers without whom our facility would not exist. We would like to extend a big thank you to the team and to the rest of the community who support us by working with us and using our facilities. If you would like to join the team, call in far a chat or contact us at

Easter raffle

As in previous years, we have a wonderful Easter hamper to be raffled. Tickets are for sale in the library. The draw will take place on Easter Saturday, 16th April.

Limerick competition – National Limerick Day 12th May

Please drop your entries with your name and contact number into the library post-box by 11th May. The best Limerick on the theme of the new Library Hub will receive a bottle of Prosecco.

Important dates

Official opening of the Library Hub building -Saturday May 21, at 2 pm.

Village Show – Saturday 10th September, Wenvoe Community Centre.



Coffee Corner is Up and Running


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We are pleased to announce that our  and already welcoming the community for a warm drink and a chat on cold winter days.

New opening hours

Mondays 11-5

Tuesdays 10-1

Wednesdays 10-4

Saturdays 9-1

We have extended our opening hours to accommodate the new groups who have chosen to hold their weekly meetings in the Hub. During these times the library and the coffee area remain open to all

Clwb Clonc is going from strength to strength, Silver Foxes is already a big success, and the Stitches meeting is the place to create and learn new skills from experienced hand crafters.

Watch this space for upcoming activities to include Storytime and Sing and Rhyme for pre-schoolers, after-school craft sessions while mums relax over a coffee, free training on how to use your electronic devices and so on….

We are pleased to welcome our new volunteers and thank our existing volunteers without whom our library would not exist. With the help of more volunteers, we can increase our hours and offer more activities to the community. If you would like to join us, please contact

Important dates

Official opening of the Library Hub building -Saturday May 21st, at 2 pm

Village show- Saturday 10th September, Wenvoe Community Centre

Limerick competition

National Limerick Day is set on 12th May to mark the birthday of Edward Lear, the English writer known for his works of nonsensical prose and poetry. To mark this occasion, we are holding a competition for the best Limerick on the theme of the new Library Hub. The winner will receive a bottle of Prosecco.



Online Library Resources


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Are you making full use of online library resources?

Available 24/7, the library comes to you. Place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily. As well as our well-used Click and Collect service where you choose your books from the Vale catalogue and pick them up from the village library, you can access e-books, audio books, online magazines, and newspapers with your library card.

BorrowBox January New Releases

Free e-books and audio books on BorrowBox for library members.

It’s so easy to use: Install the BorrowBox app (from your app store) on your device, select your library service, activate with your library membership ID and PIN, borrow free books.

You can also access BorrowBox and other e-books from the Vale of Glamorgan libraries page. Just click on the e-Lending Library button from the menu.

You can borrow and download up to ten audiobook titles; they are loaned for up to three weeks. If the title is on loan already you will be given the option to ‘Reserve’ it.

Your Vale of Glamorgan library membership is also a subscription to thousands of popular magazines, available instantly on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. All magazines are full editions, just like the ones you’d pick up from your local newsagent. You can even subscribe to your favourite titles, so you never miss the latest issue. The app which provides access to our digital magazine collections is through Libby on the Vale e-Lending Library page.

Pressreader, also on the Vale e-Lending Library page, gives you unrestricted access to your favourite daily newspapers from the UK as well as titles from around the world. Access Pressreader from your smartphone, tablet or computer and find the world’s top journalism at your fingertips.

Our library volunteers are always available during library opening hours to help and advise you.



Happy reading to you all.





Raffle Tickets


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Raffle tickets

Win one of our beautiful festive hampers. Raffle tickets are £1 each. They are on sale now at the library and Caroline will be selling tickets in the community. The draw will take place on Saturday 18th December at 12 noon. Proceeds towards the running costs of the Community Library Hub.

Opening Hours

Monday 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm

Call in and see us at our new, warm building.



Click and Collect Information


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Click and Collect

We shall continue to supply you with books on a click and collect basis during library closure. We’ll be at hand in the Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10-12 to help you with on-line ordering and general enquiries. You can phone us during opening hours on 07526 478740 whilst we are in the Community Centre.

We hope to open the new Community Library Hub soon.



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