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Reading and literacy

Books to read, stories to listen to, author interviews and reading activities for all ages.

If you love books, are missing visiting the library or are looking for new ideas then there is lots going on in the word of words.

Keep reading with Swansea Libraries

Members of Swansea Libraries have free access to thousands of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazine and eComics. Using BorrowBox and RBDigital you can download things to read or listen to, to your phone, tablet or computer so you won't be short of reading material over the next few weeks. Many of them work like a library book and will stay on your device for a couple of weeks before deleting. You can also renew your loans. If you are not a member of Swansea Libraries you can join online by completing our form. There are loads more online resources you can use when you become a member so why not sign up today.

Over on their social media accounts Swansea Libraries staff are busy sharing lots of fun things. You can find on-line Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions in English and Welsh, book recommendations, and lots of ideas for other activities to try.

More reading and literacy activities

There are even more free things to use on Scribd who are offering 30 days free access to all of their materials. 

Audible have created a new website to listen to children's books for free. From classics to more modern stories there are books for all ages. You can also listen to books written in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Listen to celebrated actor's read children's books on Storyline Online. It's not very often you can hear Oscar winners like Rami Malek or Al Gore, a former Vice President of the United States read you a story. 

Gruffalo creator, author Julia Donaldson is joined by friends each week on her Facebook page. A new video will be shown each week so tune in to hear from one of the country's best loved children's authors.

If you are looking to improve reading, writing and understanding skills then the Reading Agency have lots of things to try out

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