Summer Reading Challenge!!

Our children’s annual Summer Reading Challenge is well underway once more; this year’s theme is Mischief Makers. The challenge to all our school-aged children is to read six library books over the summer holidays. As usual, anyone who makes a start on the challenge will receive a certificate and those who rise to the challenge successfully, and read six books, will also receive a beautiful medal. There are Beano-based games and stickers to be had along the way!

Find out more at: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Garden Party a great success! Many thanks

The Garden Party last week was brilliant, notwithstanding the competition from the football! Around one hundred visitors came to enjoy the sun, strawberries, prosecco and live music in Baroness Walmsley’s beautiful garden.
Many thanks to everyone who supported us by coming along or by helping, donating prizes and buying raffle tickets – we’re very grateful to you all for helping us to keep our community library open. This is our fifth year, but we’ll only be able to keep on going if you support us by using the library and helping us to raise funds to supplement the generosity of the Community Councils of Gresford, Marford and Rossett.
Special thanks to Wrexham Country Market who joined us for the afternoon with their range of beautiful, hand-crafted goods, and to Tina Davies of Country Chic who brought along a range of her gorgeous scarves, tops and jewellery. Special, special thanks go to Pete Spesh, who stepped into our musical breach and treated us to some great live acoustic music which was perfect for our sunny, relaxed afternoon (see the link to his Facebook page, below) and also to the handbell ringers who, once again, delighted with their musical skill and dexterity. All good stuff.
Massive thanks once more to Baroness Walmsley and Lord Thomas for opening up their garden and home to us. We hope you will all join us there again next year – our proposed date is Saturday 22nd June 2019. We look forward to seeing you there – and in the library any time, of course.

https://www.facebook.com/petespesh

GDCL Garden Party Saturday 7th July 2018 raffle prize winners

Prize Name Prize Ticket No
1 B Hughes Half-case of good mixed wine 0592
2 Linda Jones Meal for two at The Plough 0579
3 Wendy S-L Sunday lunch for two at the Golden Lion 0094
4 Tina Davies £25 voucher towards meal at the Pant yr Ochain 0107
5 Susan Garston Beautiful scarf and necklace 0388
6 Ruth Bramwell Children’s book 0278
7 Cynthia Bottle of champagne 0028
8 Josh Lichfield designer photo frame 0184

 

 

 

Annual Garden Party – help us raise funds to keep the library going!!

Knit and Natter AND Coffee ‘n’ Cake!

Come to the library on Friday afternoons for a (very) informal get together to drink coffee, eat cake, natter and – if you’d like to – do a bit of knitting. We were wondering if we could get an informal group going where people could make their own projects, or knit things for charity, or learn to knit, or just get out of the house for an hour to meet people and have a chat! Whatever you’d like to do, we’d love to see you! Sessions will run every Friday afternoon from 1.30 till 4.30 – just drop in when suits and stay for as long as you like. Starts next week.

Board Game Family Fun at the Library!

We’re trying something new! Bring the kids along on Monday 26th March (first day of the Easter hols) for some board game fun. Ages (approx.) 3 – 10. There will be Jaffa Cakes and juice!! Board games are great for developing soft skills like turn-taking as well as reading and thinking skills – and they’re FUN!! 1.30 till 4.30 – drop in for a while if you can.

Opening/Closing hours over Christmas

 

 

We will be open on Saturday 23rd December and then closed ALL of Christmas week. We’ll open again for business as usual on Tuesday 2nd January

 

 


 

Kristmas KidzKlub

 

 

Our KidzKlub will take place THREE times in December – Saturday 2nd., 9th. and 16th

 


 

Our famous Christmas Hamper raffle is back!!

 

 

  • Our famous Christmas Hamper raffle is back!!
  • Don’t miss out – £1 per ticket
  • Winner drawn on 20th December

 

 


 

Book Bring and Buy Sale – thanks for your support!!


 


Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our book Bring and Buy sale. It was a great success with more than 60 visitors and MILLIONS of books brought which we will sell to raise money for the ‘Library Loo’ fund. We made £65 on the day too – so thanks for supporting your library and making the library buzz and fizz with life!!