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09/18/2023
profile-icon Philippa Price

October is Black History Month, a time to recognise and celebrate the contribution made by Black people in our communities and beyond. Inspired by this year’s theme of Saluting our Sisters, Singleton Park Library has a display of books by and about notable Black women from our collection.  You can also browse the Black History reading list on our Diversifying library collections pages.

If you’re looking for something good to read, look out for fiction displays in Bay and Singleton Park Libraries. We’ve got a selection of novels by Black authors for you to browse and borrow this month.

A pile of books on the subject of race

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05/29/2023
profile-icon Philippa Price

A pair of sunglasses resting on a pile of books in a tropical beach location

Have you taken part in our Better Read challenges? They are a great way to diversify your reading and discover new authors and genres. We’re launching a new one this week!

Read a book that matches each of the categories below.

  • A book in translation

  • An audio book

  • A book you started but never finished

  • A short story

  • Poetry

  • A book set in a country you’ve never visited

We’ve gathered together some suggestions for each prompt. Suggestions include ebooks and audio books that you can access for free.

Or find your own books and share your ideas using #suBetterRead.

Let us know how you get on @SwanseaUniLib on Twitter and Instagram.

The challenge runs until 22nd September 2023.

 

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03/02/2023
profile-icon Philippa Price

Woman sitting cross-legged on a couch reading a book. There are bookshelves filled with books behind her.

It’s World Book Day, so what better time to tell you about some new books we’ve bought for the Library! We’ve added over 30 new titles to the fiction section of the Wellbeing Collection in Bay and Singleton Park Libraries. We asked library staff for ideas of what to buy, so you’ll find some of our favourite books on the shelves. You can Request and borrow the books as normal. They’ll be renewed for you automatically unless someone else Requests them, so no need to worry about due dates, just check your email in case we do need them back!

Reading for pleasure is a really good form of stress relief, so try to make some time in the week to settle down with a book. There is more information about the benefits of reading and some recommendations on our Better Read page.

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02/08/2023
profile-icon Bernie Williams

 


Displays…

To join in the celebrations this year we have put up a book display at Singleton Park Library featuring books on LGBT related themes…

Also… look out for our “Blind Date with a Book” displays in Bay and Singleton Park Libraries. We've chosen books by some of our favourite LGBTQ+ authors and wrapped them up so you can't see what they are. Choose one for a surprise read!

Box of Broadcasts…


Check out these excellent playlists on Box of Broadcasts (BoB):

https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/267802

https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/22798

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01/27/2023
profile-icon Philippa Price

Have you taken part in our Better Read challenges? They are a great way to diversify your reading and discover new authors and genres. We are launching a new Better Read reading challenge inspired by LGBT+ History Month.

Read a book that matches each of the categories below.

  • LGBTQ+ History

  • Welsh LGBTQ+

  • Understanding LGBTQ+

  • Fiction

We’ve gathered together some suggestions for each prompt. Our suggestions include books bought in collaboration with the Students’ Union.

Or find your own books and share your ideas using #suBetterRead.

Let us know how you get on @SwanseaUniLib on Twitter and Instagram.

The challenge runs until 31st March 2023.

A pile of books about LGBTQ+ people and issues

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10/07/2022
profile-icon Philippa Price

Look out for our Blind Date with a Book displays in Bay and Singleton Park Libraries this October. It’s inspired by Black History Month. We've chosen books by some of our favourite Black authors and wrapped them up so you can't see what they are. Choose one for a surprise read! We've put a short plot summary on the front of each one to help you decide. You can borrow the books using our self-issue machines.

We’ve also got our Better Read reading challenge running this term. There are lots of ideas there to inspire your next read!

Books wrapped in brown paper on a book trolley

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10/01/2022
profile-icon Philippa Price

Have you taken part in our Better Read challenges? They are a great way to diversify your reading and discover new authors and genres. We’re launching a new one this week inspired by Black History Month!

Read a book that matches each of the categories below.

  • Being Black in Britain

  • Genre fiction by a Black author

  • Black British History

  • Blind Date with a Book

Look out for our Blind Date with a Book displays in Bay and Singleton Park Libraries this October. We've chosen books by some of our favourite Black authors and wrapped them up so you can't see what they are. Choose one for a surprise read! We've put a short plot summary on the front of each one to help you decide. You can borrow the books using our self-issue machines.

We’ve gathered together some suggestions for each prompt. Suggestions include ebooks and audio books that you can access for free.

Or find your own books and share your ideas using #suBetterRead.

Let us know how you get on @SwanseaUniLib on Twitter and Instagram.

The challenge runs until 9th January 2023.

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