Summer Reading Challenge Book Collection with Aura Libraries


The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge has arrived! The goal of this free reading for fun program is to encourage children aged 4 to 11 to continue reading during the summer holidays and to visit their local library to help them maintain their reading skills and trust. This year’s theme – Gadgeteers – is all about science and innovation.

The Summer Reading Challenge book collection includes 67 inspiring titles for children of all reading levels aged 4-11. Each title has been specifically chosen to reflect key Gadgeteers themes, including everyday science, invention and creation, and fun with friends.

The collection is presented in two lists – one for young children and one for more confident readers – representing exciting contemporary children’s fiction, poetry, non-fiction and picture books with science and innovation themes. . Many of the books in the collection are newer titles that were released this year. A number of titles will be available in additional formats, with eBooks and audiobooks available where possible. Cyngor Llfyrau Cymru/The Books Council of Wales is also curating a list of Welsh-language book titles that resonate with the Gadgeteers theme. Learn about the selection process here and explore this year’s collection at:

• Come have fun and be a Gadgeteer with Aura Libraries! To participate, children will have to read six books throughout the summer, collect gifts along the way with each book they read, and finally receive an additional special medal and certificate at the end of summer vacation. to celebrate the success of the challenge. Children can participate in the challenge at the library or online through the Summer Reading Challenge website where they can rate and review books, download activities, and access video content, games, and quizzes.

Join Aura Libraries for a summer of science, reading, creativity and fun! Go to your local library or visit to see our list of Summer Reading Challenge activities, including workshops with authors Karen McCombie and Ben Davis, as well as Mad Science Workshops, Lego Clubs and Xplore Science Wrexham. We hope to see you soon!

reading hack

Would you like to volunteer Reading Hack at your local library? If you are between the ages of 13 and 24 and are passionate about volunteering, libraries or your local community, get in touch! As a Reading Hack volunteer, you will:

Get skills and experience for your CV

Meet new people and have fun

Obtain accreditation from the DoE and Welsh Bacc

Help others enjoy reading

For further information please contact us by emailing [email protected]

Books of the month: July 2022

Hannah-Jane by Lleucu Roberts and The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed.

Our books of the month for June 2022 are: Hannah Jane by Lleucu Roberts and The men of fortune by Nadifa Mohammad.

Both of these titles can be borrowed from Aura Libraries as books or e-books. Don’t forget: you can browse these titles and hundreds more in our online library catalog!

Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks from Borrowbox and Libby for free on a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources, you will need to enter your member number and PIN. If you don’t have it, you can register as a member online through Aura’s website for instant access. All links and more details on the resources of our digital library can be found on our website:

Family Arts Festival at the Flint Library

Family Arts Festival at the Flint Library.

Family Arts Festival at the Flint Library.

We are delighted to welcome our friends from Theatr Clwyd to Flint Library as part of their Family Arts Festival. Come join us on Monday, July 25 for free workshops and arts and crafts activities, as well as fantastic fun singing performances. For more information, please visit: A very warm welcome to all!

Visit us on social media for practical information about our services, events and lots of book and audiobook recommendations.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe, and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• Aura is a not-for-profit charity responsible for running the majority of Flintshire’s leisure, library and heritage services. Aura is employee-owned and operates for the benefit of local communities.


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