Are you looking for a new reading challenge? Why not sign up for: “Fantastic! Happier Together With North Wales Libraries”.
This new and exciting reading challenge has been devised by Estyn Allan y Gogledd: a partnership of libraries in North Wales which aims to offer new opportunities for readers to take an active role in their own development and wellbeing, and to share reading experiences with others; to develop imaginative projects which increase people’s enjoyment of reading and take the pleasure of reading to new audiences.
Each month throughout this year four of the thirty six specially chosen books, two English language and two Welsh language, will be revealed creating a calendar of captivating and uplifting reads.
Librarians from across North Wales have been choosing books that encourage you to read something different. Whatever your reading tastes there is something here to entertain, encourage and enrich your reading experience – a real journey from the comfort of your armchair!
Additionally, readers are encouraged to share their experiences and opinions of the books online via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or via the eye-catching postcards available from libraries.
Susannah Hill, one of Aura’s Library Managers, shared her excitement, saying: “The idea is that ‘Fantastic! Happier Together With North Wales Libraries’ would run almost like a reading group without the need to actually attend. People often get stuck in a ‘reading rut’ reading the same authors or genres and we are encouraging people to challenge themselves and try something new in 2020. We hope the campaign will open their eyes to the wider world of books in general and how reading can have a positive effect on their wellbeing; something which we at Aura Leisure and Libraries will be only too happy to guide them through. Social media is becoming an increasingly useful tool for modern readers to discuss books, and we want to encourage people to discuss reading, books, and their benefits wherever possible.”
Make sure to follow the reading challenge on social media:
For more information please email Susannah.Hill@aura.wales or pop in to your local library.