Aura Leisure and Libraries stock a wide and varied range of books and resources for children, Young People and their parents and carers.
As a library member you can:
- Use our computers and access the internet for free
- Access a wide selection of books and resources to help with homework and projects, including online resources and useful websites.
- Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holidays
- Take part in free fun activities at your library including Lego Club and Reading Groups
Summer Reading Challenge
The National Summer Reading Challenge takes place every summer between July and September for children aged 4-12. The challenge is to read six books over the summer. Every child receives a free pack and after completing the challenge they receive a medal and a certificate at a special award ceremony.
Story and Rhymetime sessions for the under 5s
Come along to our free, fun filled sessions.
Broughton Library – Wednesday 11.30am
Buckley Library – Tuesday 10.30am and Friday 10.30am
Connah’s Quay Library – Tuesday 10.30am and Thursday 10.30am
Deeside Library – Monday 2.00pm
Flint Library – Monday 10.30am and Friday 10.15am
Holywell Library – Tuesday 2.00pm and Friday 2,00pm
Mold Library – Thursday 2.00pm and Friday 2.00pm
Cymraeg i Blant
Welsh story and Rhymetime (school term time only)
Buckley Library – Thursday 10.30am-11.30am
Flint Library – Thursday 1.00pm-2.00pm
Holywell Library – Friday 10.00am – 11.00am
This is a nationwide network of free volunteer led after-school coding clubs, open to 9-11 year olds. The code club website has a curriculum and handouts to enable a volunteer to run a course of classes teaching children to write code using Scratch, Python, HTML & CSS. Booking is essential by contacting XXXX library. Click here for more information.
New born babies and their parents will receive a free 0-12 months Bookstart pack from their health visitor. A second pack for toddlers is gifted at 18-30 months. Each pack contains 2 books, a magazine, and information on how to join the library. Inspire a love of books and reading with your child, to give them a flying start in life! Click here for more information.
Better with Books (Wales)
We have a range of self–help books available in our libraries for children and young people to help them deal with emotional issues and give additional guidance. We also have books to help guide parents and guardians. The books include topics such as:
Better with Books Wales book list
Every Child a Library Member (ECALM) project
Aura libraries and primary schools work together to give every year 4 child a library card. All year 4 pupils have the opportunity to visit and have a guided tour of the library with their school, receive their free library card and book bag.
Services for Childminders, Playgroups and Parent and Toddler Groups
Books and storytelling play a very important part in the general development of pre-school children. Through books, children can learn how to think, look and talk, so learning to use and enjoy books is a habit worth encouraging.
Any Flintshire childminder, Playgroup, Parent and toddler group, Pre-school and Day Nursery can borrow books, free of charge from any Flintshire library.
Groups can borrow up to 40 books and childminders up to 20 at a time for up to 12 weeks. Adults can still join on their own behalf to borrow from our extensive range of books and talking books for adults and children.
Our children’s libraries contain a selection of the best books for under-fives in both English and Welsh, including attractive picture books, small easy-to-handle board books and information books.
Borrow Storysacks (sack contents include story books, games and toys) for young children. Each sack is based around a picture book, with props and characters from the story to make storytelling fun. Please contact your local Library for details.