Reading is one of our most popular pastimes, more popular than gardening and DIY, visiting the cinema, theatre and spectator sport events.
Books have the potential to enrich your life - whether you turn to reading to relax, to relieve stress, as a form of escapism or to fire your imagination!
Looking for something to read?
If you visit one of our libraries and need help choosing what to read our experienced library staff will be more than happy to discuss books and reading choices with you. Also, at all our libraries you will find lots of promotional materials on hand to help, such as themed promotions, book of the month and prize winning books and authors.
If you have access to the internet, why not use one of the many websites to help you choose your next read? These include:
www.whichbook.net - Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.
www.bookgroup.info - Bookgroup Info is an independent site providing information for readers, book groups, reading groups and book clubs.
Newspapers, magazines and the TV are also excellent sources of information too.
Reserving a book
If you find a book you are interested in reading, you can avoid disappointment by reserving it. We can do this for you or you can do this from the comforts of your own home using our online reservation facility.
New stock in
Check out new titles that have been added to the catalogue.
What if we don't stock the title you want?
If we don't stock a particular title let us know and we may be able to get it for you. Simply complete our online form and we'll get back to you.
You can also make suggestions by logging into your library account.
Contact the Book Doctor
Take the hassle out of selecting your next read by contacting the Book Doctor today.
All you have to do is fill out the simple request form below. One of our Reader Development Consultants will get back to you as soon as we can via email with three recommendations, all of which will be available to borrow from your local library service.
Reading Groups are a great way to try out a range of different books and authors and to share your reading experiences with other readers.
Reading Groups usually work best if there are between 6 and 10 people - enough people to have a good discussion but not too many to be intimidating. They usually meet once a month (more often is not usually recommended).
Reading Groups can meet anywhere - in your local library, in someone's home, at work or in a pub! There are currently 30 reading groups that meet throughout Caerphilly Borough.
Library based groups are held at:
There are also a number of other reading groups based in the community. If you would like to find out more about these reading groups, please contact your local library.
If you are interesting to set up a group then please contact Library Headquarters on 01443 864059 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caerphilly library service can offer support to reading groups in several ways:
- We have a collection of books specifically for use by reading groups in Caerphilly. The Reading Group collection is made up of very different books - but all of them are guaranteed to get you talking.
- We can give advice about setting up a new reading group.
- We may be able to help you with a venue – our refurbished libraries have space for you to meet.
- We are happy to give talks about the library service to any community group.