Aura libraries are committed to promoting and protecting Welsh culture and language. We encourage the participation of communities to engage by providing;
- Core Welsh language book and audio collections in all Libraries. Sourced from local suppliers
- Regular Welsh language events and activities
- Welsh language local and national newspapers and periodicals at all Libraries
- Welsh language online resources
- Opportunities to practice and learn Welsh language skills
- Commitment to the Welsh Public Library Standards to provide, develop and improve bilingual services and information, ensuring the Welsh Language is not treated any less favourably than the English language.
Activities and Events
Welsh Language activities
Welsh for beginners -2pm – 3pm – An opportunity to share a cup of tea and chat with Welsh learners and speakers. Mold Library
Welsh Conversation Group -9.30am – 10.30m – An opportunity to share a cup of tea and chat with Welsh learners and speakers– Holywell Library
Welsh Conversation Group -11am – 12pm – An opportunity to share a cup of tea and chat with Welsh learners and speakers Buckley Library
Welsh stories and Rhymes 10.30-11.30am Join our friends from Cymraeg I Blant for Welsh stories and rhymes. Aimed at babies 0-2 years. Suitable for new Welsh speakers, Non-Welsh speaking parents and fluent speakers alike. Buckley Library
Welsh stories and Rhymes 1pm – 2pm Join our friends from Cymraeg I Blant for Welsh stories and rhymes. Aimed at babies 0-2 years. Suitable for new Welsh speakers, Non-Welsh speaking parents and fluent speakers alike. Flint Library
Welsh stories and Rhymes 10am – 11am Welsh stories and rhymes. Aimed at babies 0-2 years. Suitable for new Welsh speakers, Non-Welsh speaking parents and fluent speakers alike. Holywell Library
As a community benefit company Aura Leisure and Libraries welcome ideas and suggestions as to what further services we offer. If there are any activities that you would like to see or even help run, please ask at your local Library
Welsh Language Digital Resources
A one stop portal for all Welsh Libraries – you can find out what’s happening in libraries, search for books, browse a wide range of online resources, join online, locate your nearest library, ask tricky questions, and lots more.
This website has been created and designed as part of the Welsh Government’s support for libraries.
National Library of Wales
The National Library of Wales has a vast and fascinating array of online digital resources that are available free of charge to all, these include;
- Places of Wales: search and browse over 300,000 entries from the Tithe maps of Wales and accompanying apportionment documents using original and present-day maps
- Welsh Journals: access to scholarship from Wales. Back-numbers of up to 50 titles, ranging from academic publications to popular magazines
- Welsh Newspapers: search and see the Welsh Newspapers collection online, and discover 15 million articles and 1.1 million pages
- Dictionary of Welsh Biography: over 5000 biographies which present Welsh people who made an important contribution to life in Wales and beyond
- Cymru 1914: a digital collection revealing the often hidden history of the First World War, by bringing fragmented primary sources together in a digital archive
For a full list of available online resources visit the National Library of Wales
Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru GPC is the only standard historical dictionary of the Welsh language. It presents the vocabulary of the Welsh language from the earliest Old Welsh texts, through the abundant literature of the Medieval and Modern periods, to the huge expansion in vocabulary resulting from the wider use of Welsh in all aspects of life in the last half century
The Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary Online in 2007 the Welsh Language Board obtained a licence to publish a digital version of the Dictionary, to ensure that this important resource is easily accessible to people who speak, read and write the Welsh language daily and to show the richness of the language to those who are learning it.
A partnership between Coleg Cambria and Popeth Cymraeg delivers Welsh courses in Flintshire on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh.