In 2014 Gwaun cae Gurwen Library became one of the first community run libraries in Neath Port Talbot.  The Local Authority withdrew funding for staff and rent and a Community Volunteer Group, Y LOLFA was formed to run the library.

Our volunteer Librarians and Volunteer Trustees have kept the library open and running since that day, offering a friendly cheerful service.  Membership of the library has grown each year with events and special activities.

With a Celebration day Summer of 2015 and our first Christmas Craft Fair the same year we went from strength to strength investing in 2016 in  replacing the computers and providing much needed faster internet access and wifi. 

In 2016 we also started our Clubs initially within a grant, many of which are still run today by volunteers or by the current grant.  Our first clubs were book clubs, creative writing and lego - all of which still remain and many have grown and grown.  (see our clubs page)