Summer reading challenge 2021
Yes it has begun!  Visit GCG Library on a Saturday morning or Wednesday afternoon, to join, sign up and get your 4 - 12 year olds reading this summer!
All "in person" events places limited & need to be booked - click HERE to email your place!  See zoom code below for zoom activities

Join our Summer of Reading with GCG Library on a Wednesday - a lovely personal challenge that we tailor to YOUR CHILD'S reading ability - giving them an achievable aim - in a fun way!  We have Neath Port Talbot Libraries Summer Reading Challenge "Packs" a bag of gifts for you all about this years Reading Agency theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021 - WILD WORLD HEROES!!   Join up in the library but also you can link up online and do online games - or maybe get help using the online BOOKFINDER!

In the past we have always had a busy Summer of Events to promote the Challenge, this year we have a mix of events, still sticking to Covid Safety being the most important thing!   This means that numbers for events in hall are limited so do get in touch with us ASAP to book your places.  You can use the schedule to see which events you'd like to attend then email here to book or if you have any questions about EVENTS or the Summer Reading Challenge itself!

all events FREE except craft

Wednesday 28th July 10am LIVE IN GCG Library GARDEN The First event is a Tedi Ber Picnic with Menteriaith.  This is a live event and places in the garden are strictly BOOKABLE so click here to email book now!

Friday 30th July 1030am ZOOM LIVE - with author & illustrator Helen & Thomas Docherty.  A fantastic Story AND DRAWING WORKSHOP with Helen and Thomas authors of wonderfully illustrated children's books like the new "The Screen Thief" , "Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell" and "The Driftwood Ball"... all books that can be borrowed in our Library!   This IS NOT A ZOOM TO BE MISSED! Grab your PAPER AND PENCIL AND PREPARE TO BECOME AN ILLUSTRATOR!!  Follow zoom code or link above!

Note: New Date for Elli's Weaving - 13th August at 10am  .... Into The Wild Animal Encounters on Zoom  19th August (2 events this day!!!) TTS SCIENCE LIVE and Hwb y Gors making last minute arrangements with us! DON'T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR PLACES ASAP due to COVID rule PLACES AT LIVE EVENTS ARE LIMITED!!

Tuesday 3rd August a Zoom Fun Session in Welsh for learners of all abilities with Sian from Menteriaith  - join us for a scavenger hunt and more fun quizzes and games by the zoom link above!

Thursday 5th August 1030am - 12 midday DOGS TRUST WORKSHOP LIVE in GCG Hall - Book a FREE fun and interactive 90 minute summer session at Gwaun Cae Gurwen Library. Where children and their grownup can learn all about being safe around dogs, both inside and outside the home, as well as learning a little bit about how dogs communicate with us!

Click HERE to book with

Wednesday 11th August Song & Rhyme in GCG Library/Hall GARDEN in Welsh for early years with Sian from Menteriaith  - this is a bookable event only due to space so CLICK HERE to put your name down.

New DATE Friday 13th August!!! at 10 am &19th August 1030 am  £3.50 per person

ELLI'S WILD WEAVING CRAFT SESSION!  These sessions will probably be on zoom due to numbers but places are still limited due to the number of terrific hand made craft packs available!  Our fantastic Elli will be producing amazing CRAFT BAGS with full instructions and all the materials needed to make her beautifully created crafts.  This summer her crafts will be in line with WILD WORLD HEROES and are sure to be a sell out so BOOK HERE NOW & STATE WHICH SESSION  YOU'D LIKE!

We're going on a Bear Hunt........Well, nearly!  Join us on the 18th August - leaving the library at 1030am for Whatever the Weather Waun Wild Walk!  We're lucky to be joined by Rob Parry from the Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru, who is going to help us discover - on the Wuan Common things we usually walk past!  Due to COVID SAFETY BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE NOW!

ALSO FRIDAY 19th AUGUST 2pm on ZOOM - Thrilled to announce we have INTO THE WILD ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS Joining us again to let us meet many of their WILD WORLD HEROES and introducing some of their newer animals!

Tuesday 24th August, 1030am JOIN PAUL DOYLE for his STORYTIME - guaranteed laughs and brilliantly read poems, rhymes and short stories all on the Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Theme!  Join the ZOOM LINK ABOVE!

Thursday 26th August at 10 am ( & 1130 if numbers prove necessary) we welcome TTP SCIENCE.   Terry will be bringing us his amazing take on WILD WORLD science with EXPERIMENTS AND REDUCE REUSE RECYLE to make a Hovercraft!    Numbers are limited so book now to avoid dissapointment!

Sponsored "CLIC" - help us raise funds to buy new books!

Help us raise funds for new children's books with a SPONSORED "CLIC" - children to take up to 20 WILD WORLD photos - photos of anything outdoors and alive - animals insects plants ....getting them outside and thinking of the enviroment!  You sponsor them an amount then fill out their forms and then send to where we will send you the bank detail to transfer funds or you could simply DONATE on our HELP US PAGE! We also will publish a gallery of photos on this page! SO GET CLICKING!!!!