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Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Digital Library (on paper)

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 9, 2013

Digital Library (on paper)

That’s the summer reading sorted! Watch out Library Foundation Degree and ICT in Libraries classes of 2013 🙂


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New Stock Available for Loan from April 2012

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 30, 2012

The library has just purchased the following series of fantasy literature:

A Song of Ice and Fire

Book 1 – A Game of Thrones (Click on the images for reader reviews)

The first book introduces us to the continent of Westeros and the families plotting and scheming against each other for control of the land and population. Winter is coming and with it an ancient supernatural evil, so old it is now believed to be myth!

Book 2 – A Clash of Kings

The seven kingdoms continue to be fought over by the different royal houses. Dragons are raised and the men of the Night Watch prepare to fight the walking dead that creep south with winter.

Book 3 –  A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow

The epic series continues with the Starks in the north defending their land against the Machiavellian Lanisters in the south. While they concentrate on the Lanisters, the Wild People, who practice ancient dark magic, prepare to invade the north from beyond the great wall.

Book 4 – A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold

A Storm of Swords continues with the Stark family scattered and Robb Stark still wearing his crown but, in thrall to Walder Frey, Lord of the Crossing. Daenerys Stormborn, the last born of the Dragon King, ravages the slave traders and endeavors to hire mercenaries for her revenge against the families of Westeros.

Book 5 – A Feast for Crows

The Lannisters are back in power and the war is over, for now! Vengeance is brewing and new conflicts are igniting! In the North the mysterious Others threaten the wall.

Interactive map of Westeros:

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The History of the Crusades

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 27, 2012

The following online resource was collected by Manchester University and lists a number of links covering all four crusades! Some of the links are dead but, there are still some very good free resources produced or hosted by universities and colleges.

Read extracts from historical documents written during the period of the crusades and accounts of the capture of Jerusalem by Saladin. 

Also, the library subscribes to the BBC History Magazine that this month contains an article by Thomas Asbridge who’s three-part series The Crusades is now on BBC 2. Back issues of magazines and journals can be taken out on loan; just ask at the library counter.

We also have the following books in stock! Click on the icons for readers reviews.  








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Library World Cup Competition

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 17, 2010

The Library World cup competition starts today 17th May until Friday June 18th. To take part, all you have to do is take out a book that has a world cup bookmark or any of the books on display. If you draw a team that wins its group stage (groups A-H) then you win one of eight prizes. The list of teams drawn out will be displayed the week commencing 21st June, when you will be able to follow the progress of your team.

For further information ask at the library counter.

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Find New Llandrillo Library Stock as it Arrives!

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 14, 2010


We have added a new RSS feed to the LibeRaCe blog homepage to help you keep track of all the new stock being added to the college library collection. This service is linked to, which is a great way to record, review and share your reading lists!

Click on this icon on the right of the screen to read the list of new stock.

Hold your cursor over the item to get more details

Please save the library blog to your favourites menu to keep up to date. You can also access the Library Blog through links in Moodle, TALIS Prism and from the College Website.

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Blog Off and Read – Rave, Rant, Review!

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 26, 2010

Calling all Coleg Llandrillo Students!

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You now have your own online book group on Moodle.

Login and follow the links to Blog Off and Read

Here you can get updates on the latest book group news

Take part in special promotions like the current Aur Pur/Pure Gold collection

Rave about what your reading now

Rant about the book you love to hate

If your class is reading a title for group work or you need to write a Review, why not join in the online forum to see what others think of it?

Contact Pat or Gina for more details.

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6 Book Challenge Winners!

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 11, 2010

Congratulations to three Coleg Llandrillo Denbigh students for winning the reader development competition. Niame Traore is an ESOL student and used our Oxford Bookworms collection to practice her english reading skills. Mathew Thomas McDonald and Helen Williams are both on the STEPS program and have been reading as part of their classroom activities. Niame and Mathew both won an MP3 video player and Helen has won £20 worth of book tokens!

Niame Traore receiving her challenge prize!

All three students took part in the Six Book Challenge 2010. The challenge was to read and review six books. Students could choose any six books they liked (at any level) to enter the challenge and needed to send in all six reviews to the library. Coleg Llandrillo Rhos winners to be announced shortly!

Over half of adults (56%) have literacy skills below the level of a good GCSE (NAO, Skills for Life: Progress in Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy, 2008). “Our stubborn national skills problems show we need new ways to tackle literacy issues,” said Miranda McKearney, Director of The Reading Agency. “We launched the Six Book Challenge in 2008, and I wish we’d started it years ago! It’s a deceptively simple, motivational scheme that has a tremendous impact on people’s lives.’

9,000 adults took part in the Six Book Challenge in 2009, up 25% on 2008. 70% of library services across the UK ran the scheme as well as colleges, adult and community education centres, workplaces and prisons. 90% of participants said they feel more confident about reading after taking part, and tutors say that the Challenge improves learners’ confidence, increases their motivation and helps them develop a reading habit.

Author Mike Gayle, who is Patron of the Six Book Challenge and a keen supporter of adult literacy initiatives, said: “Anything that encourages adult learners to get stuck into a good read has got to be a good thing in my book! I’m proud to be involved in this terrific initiative that is making a real difference to those who have felt excluded from the world of books.”

National Book Tokens

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New Historical Drama/Fiction in the Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 27, 2008

Kindly donated ………………………………


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New Ian Rankin Books in the Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 27, 2008

Kindly donated ……………………


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New Harlan Coben Books in the Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 27, 2008

Kindly donated……………………..

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