Dr Rhys to the rescue
2:09pm Friday 1st November 2013 in What's on
CEREDIGION residents are encouraging everyone to take a fresh look at their library this autumn.
Local libraries are taking part in a national campaign to promote the benefits library usage can have on people’s health and wellbeing, literacy and learning and even help with the cost of living.
Dr Rhys Jones, best known for his hit BBC series Rhys to the Rescue, will be in Aberystwyth on November 6 as part of the ‘Get Reading, Get Better, Get Libraries’ campaign.
Rhys said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the ‘Get Reading, Get Better, Get Libraries’ campaign, it’s a great way of showing the wide range of services and information you can get in your local library. Libraries are such an important resource that we should all be supporting and making more use of - the fact that they are free to join, internet access is free and you can borrow all the books for free, even e-books, is amazing and I would encourage everyone to get down to their library and join.”
Wednesday is National Stress Awareness day and Dr Rhys will be in Aberystwyth public library, 3.30pm to and 4.30pm telling some exciting tales about his life and the work he does with exotic animals including snakes and spiders.
Rhys will also be encouraging children and their parents to use their library to find out more about the animals he works with and to try reading something new.
Dr Rhys Jones will also be presenting the main prizes for the ‘Creepy House’ children’s Summer Reading Challenge during his visit.