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Jan Jones - a regular user of the library
Jan Jones - a regular user of the library

There are 17 libraries in Gwynedd where you can borrow all sorts of resources free of charge, for a period of 3 weeks, including: 

• Books for toddlers - many with bilingual text - Welsh and English. Remember that we do not charge if they are damaged accidentally by small children.Join in the 'Clwb Cropian' which is available in each library where there is a chance to collect colourful certificates and a little teddy bear for your child by working your way through books! 
• Books and songs on tape/CD
• First books for Starting to Learn to Read - there is a blue sticker on these
• Story sacks  - there are collections at Caernarfon, Bangor, Pwllheli, Blaenau and Tywyn Libraries, but you can ask for them from any library. For a list of available sacks, have a look at the library's Catalogue http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/gwynedd/ and type in story sack as the key word.
• Short novels aimed at Yrs 3 and 4 – there is a green sticker on these
• Large print English books for children
• DVDs for a small charge per week

Each library in Gwynedd welcomes toddlers and small children and also welcomes breastfeeding. In some libraries there are changing facilities, and there are toys available for children to play with in the larger libraries. 

To use the library catalogue have a look at the website 

In the larger libraries, there are regular Story Times, and competitions including the Summer Reading Challenge for Children - please ask at your local library or look at the website

Library Services for Childcare Groups - Cylchoedd Meithrin , Childminders and other groups involved with childcare can join and borrow up to 30 items for a period of 3 months. Please contact your local library to arrange to get a group card.

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