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Did you know that children who read for pleasure do better at school?

Welsh libraries and schools are joining forces to provide every primary school child with a FREE library card – starting with children aged 8/9 in six local authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys, Swansea, Flintshire and Gwynedd.

This card will allow children to borrow two books straight away. Once proof of address is provided, they can then have access to thousands of free books as well as many more resources to help improve their school work and enhance their leisure time, including:

  • FREE computer use and internet access
  • FREE fiction, non-fiction, comics, graphic novels and talking books
  • FREE homework help – online and in the library
  • FREE e-books and e-magazines
  • Clubs, games, events, activities and classes in the library
  • Friendly, helpful library staff
  • Somewhere safe to meet friends

To find more information about your local library visit the Find a Library page.

Reading books at home will help you enjoy reading and do better at school. And this project also compliments the Welsh Government’s ‘Make Time to Read’ campaign, just 10 minutes reading a day can make a big difference. Find out more about the ‘Make Time to Read’ campaign’ at Better Reading.

This project is led by CyMAL (Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales) and the Welsh Libraries Audience Development team.

via welshlibraries.org: Schools.

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