*Please note, we may have to change our opening times at short notice due to staffing shortages.
We CHAMPION CHILDREN'S READING & have launched #LOVETOREAD 2 NEW READING for CONFIDENCE programmes (more information here) which are FREE and available through pre-booked appointments! BOOK BY CLICKING HERE
and state Siân (Saturdays) or Bear (Thursdays).
Dont forget on Wednesdays we are open AFTER SCHOOL so there's time to pop in a pick up some books and as always we're keen if needed to offer help choosing!
Still following Safe Browsing guidelines, will mean we get to see our lovely customers again - wearing masks of course and following COVID rule with sanitiser and number limits - but WE ARE VERY HAPPY! LET THE SAFE BROWSING BEGIN!! Take a SNEAK PEEK here to see a new Covid Aware Layout!
For those that prefer we still offer an additional ORDER & COLLECT service - ...go to the main Y Lolfa's own book, page to follow links to the pdf lists (including a pdf full list of Adults, Children's and Well Being Books) a Neath Port Talbot Book or buy Pre Loved books... or go to the ORDER & COLLECT PAGE.
Follow the green link order & collect button above for more details!
RETURNS CAN BE LEFT IN THE RETURN BIN BY OUR LIBRARY DOOR every WEDNESDAY 10-4 + SATURDAY 1015 - 1145am, they will then be quarantined.
New: Need something Printed?? Click the "Email to Print" button above! Due to covid and subsequent space limitations we currently do not have public computers but we are happy to print for you. If you have anything to print you can send it to the above email address stating A4/ A3 / Colour/ Black white etc - or send it to us stating that you would like to speak about the specifications & we're happy to help!
Don't forget our virtual clubs - Caffi Cymraeg every Tuesday am and real club like Fun with French on Thursday evenings. See the calendar above and clubs pages for more details!
We're keen to get children reading and are currently working with Ysgol Gynradd Gwaun cae Gurwen - offering them a look in the library with special visits.... we are currently kickstarting our Children's book clubs and have an over 8 club (Y4 & Y5) about to begin a Y6 book club and Y 8/9 club too! If you're interested JUST GET IN TOUCH!!
Our clubs are all about keeping in touch! Novels @ Night via messenger and a once a month optional zoom, discussing the poll-chosen book and much more!
Y Lolfa is a Community Library run by volunteers providing a central hub for lending both Neath Port Talbot Libraries books and Y Lolfa's Own Collection.
Volunteering can be beneficial in many ways, confidence boosting plus CV boosting it is often a great stepping stone to work or can be a great way to meet people and give a little back to the community! You can volunteer as a library assistant every week, or every now and then or for events or be a volunteer Trustee who meet occasionally via Zoom and make the decisions!
If you'd like to volunteer as a library assistant or as a trustee just fill out the online e-form below
See more about our volunteers and Trustees on this page then choose the page.
We also sell pre-loved books, happy to give information, (pre covid we have)IT, we can print if you bring a memory stick or photocopy for you. We offer support & many warm, welcoming groups. Go to the ORDER & COLLECT page (link above) for ordering books (loans or 2nd hand purchases).
DUE TO COVID19 We run some of our usual clubs online now by zoom - join in!
Book clubs - our NEW 2021 "8's BOOKCLUB" is back!
We also have anguage learning groups:
CAFFI CYMRAEG TUESDAYS 1030AM - BACK AGAIN ON ZOOM!!
FUN WITH FRENCH THURSDAYS 630PM
Local & family History Clubs - ZOOM options....
Art & Craft Clubs and Workshops
Lego Club - paused atm
BorrowBox online library
Neath Port Talbot e Resouces
Want to see more? - you can see our volunteers talking about the library & what we do, on S4C's Heno link below.......
We are here to support the community and embrace books, the community, and all things Welsh! We partner the Monday & Wednesday afternoon parent/toddler group "Busy Rascals" (BizzyRascals on facebook). Workways+ for employment who have outreach twice a week (online or by pre booked 1:1 appointments at the moment), Hwyl Wellbeing & signposting (used to be GCG Friday Coffee Morning,) Art & Craft in the Library & Amman Valley Foodbank. Menteriaith regularly hold events with us (in addition to us running Caffi Cymraeg for Welsh Learners every Tuesday) and we hope in the late Autumn 2021 to hold weekly confidence boosting Reading to a Dog with Burns by Your Side!
Canolfan Maerdy Food Hub is open during weekdays. We also look forward to an exciting link with Clwb y Gors, Awel Aman Tawe.. watch this space! Our clubs are currently online, Lego Club Facebook group and Book Clubs for all ages plus French Fun weekly classes are all on Zoom Clubs...
Do contact us by email or facebook message to join in!
Please note we are still contactable on the library phone no during library hours or on the facebook page and can signpost you if you're looking for help!