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Dinas Powys Library & Activity Centre


Dinas Powys Library & Activity Centre (DiPLAC) is a volunteer-run Community Library serving the people of Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (Registered Charity Number 1169059)

Fairoaks, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4QU

Telephone: (029) 2051 2556

On 29 April 2019, we reopened after an extensive internal renovation; a project part-funding by the European Union through Welsh Government Ministers. This will help ensure a financially-sustainable future for the volunteer-run community library. The work created a new kitchen and café area, and a function room that can be hired for diverse activities. DiPLAC hosts regular events, including Thursday Coffee Morning, Monday and Wednesday Lego Clubs, and Tuesday pre-school Storytime (see below). Phone the library for details and for availability of places. We stock the usual range of recycling bags (kitchen, garden, plastics/glass/paper etc) behind the counter. Computers can also be booked for use in our IT section. We also photocopying and other services.

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Monday–Wednesday: 10 am-12 midday and 2 -4.30 pm 

Thursday: 10-12

Friday: 10-12 and 2-4.30   

Saturday: 10-12

Closed Sunday

Regular Activities & Events:

Mondays: Digital Drop-In. Newydd, Communities First and VOG Council are running free IT 'how to' sessions in libraries on Mondays 10am to midday. "1-2-1 sessions so we can work with individuals". Call Keith Hatton to book a place 077-4982-5751 or speak to library reception.

Mondays: Lego Club. Lego and board games for 7-11 year olds. 3.15-4.30pm.

Tuesdays: Storytime for pre-school children. 2.30-3.30pm. Book at reception or phone library 029 20512556.

Wednesday: Lego Club. Lego and board games for 7-11 year olds. 3.15-4.30pm.

Thursdays: Coffee Morning 10.30-11.30am.

Fridays: Code Club. 3.30-4:30pm (term-time). Call library to book a place or ask at reception.

Look out for details of other clubs and events on the library noticeboard.

DiPLAC has its own 100 club: join for a year (£12) and be in with a chance of winning monthly prizes. Ask for an application form at the library.

Vale of Glamorgan online library catalogue (order books and other items from any Vale library and collect items in Dinas Powys Library & Activity Centre): https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/vog_en

Joan Andrew's book 'A Cast of Fourteen' is for sale in the library. £4 from each sale goes towards the library's upkeep.