July Community Library News


Most of the news this month has been in the digital realm, which is probably a sign of the times.

We have established a Facebook (FB) site of our own which can be found on FB by searching "Wenvoe Community Library". If you would "Like" and "Follow" us then that would be great; we can issue updates and reminders on a range of library and literary topics via the FB site.

Over the last month the Vale of Glamorgan Library Service has been switching over to a new Library Management System which will be common to all public libraries in Wales by the end of the year. The switch-over hasn't been as smooth or as quick as hoped but it's all running now. The ability to find and order a book held by any library service across South Wales is a great advantage to many readers. As a reminder, library members can go on line, search for books and reserve them as well as renewing existing loans; if your account needs upgrading ask for the application form in the library which confirms you have read and understood the Vale's policy for accessing their system.

We are hoping to hold some Storytime sessions during the summer holidays. If you and your children are interested please call in the library for details.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Children's Summer Reading Challenge has started and runs until September, please bring your children to the library to join in and receive their free booklet and bookmark.

FREE “HOW TO” sessions at Wenvoe Community Library

Newydd, Communities First and Vale of Glamorgan Council are extending their digital provision throughout the Vale of Glamorgan by offering free weekly IT “HOW TO” sessions at Wenvoe Community Library.

Start date is Wednesday September 6th from 10am to 12pm

We will offer these sessions each Wednesday morning through September, then will continue based on demand.

This session, along with digital drop ins running throughout all other libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan offer 1to1 support aimed at complete beginners wanting to learn new skills, or those individuals wanting to brush up old skills. By running the session in a 1to1 setting, and offering an unlimited number of sessions we can work specifically with the client to meet their needs at a speed that is good for them.

SO, if you have a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop you are struggling with just bring it along and work with Scott. Who knows what new vistas will be revealed before you!

To book your session contact Wenvoe Library Tel: 02920594176 during opening hours (see first page of What’s On) OR email sylviaharvey@hotmail.co.uk

Lets go with Lego in the Library

Our Community Library is having some Lego sessions in the school holidays. Open to any child from 3 upwards, parents are welcome to come along too. We have a Wenvoe teenager, Cameron, who has volunteered to help out during the sessions. The dates are:

Saturday August 5th 10am to 12pm

Saturday August 12th 10am to 12pm

Saturday August 19th 10am to 12pm

Saturday August 26th 10am to 12pm

So how about it? We are hoping to make a Lego display with your handiwork

We have lots of Lego for everyone to use plus Duplo bricks

If you would like any further information contact Sylvia Harvey. Tel:- 02920592261 or Email: sylviaharvey@hotmail.co.uk