Car parking issues at Pennard Library

Just a reminder that Pennard Library and FoPL would like to invite everyone to an open morning, tomorrow, on Saturday 4th August at Pennard Library. Drop in any time between 10.30 and 12.30. We’re celebrating the work of FoPL and the City and County of Swansea in refurbishing the library. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

Please note, there will be some repair works being carried out in the school car park that day and the car park may be closed. We are unsure whether there will be parking outside the surgery, so it might be better to park in Park Road if you are unable to walk very far.

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Pennard Library Open Morning

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We’d like to invite you along to an open morning on Saturday 4th August at Pennard Library. Drop in any time between 10.30 and 12.30. We’re celebrating the work of FoPL and the City and County of Swansea in refurbishing the library. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

Diolch yn fawr,

The FoPL Committee
(David Colbeck, Rhian Ferguson, Lynda James, Sarah Joiner, Keith Marsh, Karen Penny, Keith Roberts, Will Smith)

Beano Town Summer Reading Challenge at Pennard Library

Dear All,

This Saturday marked the official start of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at libraries across England and Wales.

Last year’s reach was huge, with a total of 761,758 children taking part in the Challenge in the UK, and 97% of local authorities. We also spread the joy of reading internationally with a total of 18,400 children participating through the British Council and the armed forces.

This year we’re heading to Beano Town for Mischief Makers and children across the country will be collecting clues this summer to guide them to a treasure. There’s also the chance of getting your portrait drawn in the style of a Beano cartoon through entering ourcompetition. We know that the Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to encourage children to read during the holidays, and we also know how powerful it is when they see their parents enjoying a book too. So, while your child is heading to Beano Town in search of treasure, why not take the opportunity to borrow a book as well: we would recommend trying one of our Quick Reads.

New materials for the next year of our Reading Ahead programme are also now available in our online shop with early bird discount. Reading Ahead supports young people and adults by changing their perception of reading, opening up opportunities and building their confidence. The scheme has reached over 275,000 people since it began. Get your organisation to sign up to start in September!
Sue Wilkinson MBE
CEO, The Reading Agency

FoPL AGM, Southgate Club, Tuesday 19th June, 7.30 p.m.

Please Support FoPL’s AGM

You are welcome to attend our AGM on Tuesday 19th June, 7.30 p.m. at the Southgate Club.

Here is the agenda:

  1. Welcome & thank you for your support
  2.  Apologies
  3. Approval of Minutes of the last AGM
  4. Chairman’s report – Sarah Joiner
  5. Treasurer’s report – Karen Penny
  6. Questions on reports
  7.  Proposals & Resolutions: Membership; GDPR
  8. Election of  Trustees: No trustees are currently at the end of their term
  9. Election of Officers. Nominations:
    –Chairman: Sarah Joiner
    –Vice chair: Will Smith
    –Treasurer: Karen Penny
    –Assistant Treasurer: Mark Faulkner
    –Secretary: Lynda James
    –Minute secretary: Rhian Ferguson
    –Membership secretary: David Colbeck
    –Grant officer: Keith Roberts
    –Fundraising officer: Karen Penny
    –Buildings Officer: Keith Marsh
  10. AOB
  11. Date of next AGM