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The Friends of the National Library of Wales is an independent charity (Registered Charity Number 1100010) established to support the National Library of Wales’ mission. Its objectives are the advancement of education, public knowledge and understanding through the promotion, support, assistance and improvement of the National Library of Wales through the activities of a voluntary group of friends.

The Friends of the National Library of Wales was formed in 1960 and since then has continually made a significant contribution to our national heritage in Wales. We greatly appreciate the support of our Friends, and new members are always welcome. Becoming a Friend, you join an extraordinary group of donors who share our passion for knowledge and Welsh heritage.  

Our Friends help us to unlock collections, providing access for all to our treasures.   

 

As a Friend, you will benefit from: 

 

  • Exclusive access to a programme of events by curators and other special guests

  • Invitations to exhibition openings and other National Library of Wales events  

  • Socialising with a group of supporters that share the same aspiration to contribute to the future of Welsh heritage   

  • A 10% discount at the National Library of Wales shop (some exclusions apply)

 

We will provide updates about the difference your support has made to collecting, safeguarding and providing access to more of Wales’ national treasures.

Programme of events for members

 8 February 2024 at 1.00pm in the Drwm and Online, NLW
Aberystwyth on Camera’ Presentation & Gallery Tour to follow – Wil Troughton

Event in English


 22 March 2024 at 1.00pm in the Drwm and Online
‘Beth sydd mewn enw – helynt rhoi’r enw Strata Florida ar Orsaf Reilffordd Ystrad Meurig’ (What’s in a name – Ystrad Meurig’s Strata Florida Train Station) – Keith Bush

Event through the medium of Welsh - Simultaneous Translation provided


 18 May 2024 at 2.30pm in Riverside Gallery, Haverfordwest
A visit to the Dylan Thomas exhibition and a presentation by Jeff Towns

Event in English


 6 July 2024 at 1.00pm in the Education Room
Friends AGM

2.00pm in the Gregynog Gallery
Presentation on the Canaletto exhibition

Event through the medium of Welsh – Simultaneous Translation provided


 8 August 2024 1.30pm Venue TBC
An Invitation to a Special Event at the Eisteddfod

Event through the Medium of Welsh


 October 2024 Date to be confirmed
Peter Lord Gallery Tour

Event through the medium of Welsh – Simultaneous Translation provided


 5 December 2024 5.00pm
Stall at the National Library’s Christmas Fair

 

How to become a member

To become a member of the Friends of the National Library of Wales, please contact us on cyfeillion@llgc.org.uk or write to: 

 

Gwenda Sippings  

Chairperson of The Friends of the National Library of Wales  

The National Library of Wales  

Aberystwyth  

Ceredigion

SY23 3BU 

Type of membership

Suggested minimum annual contribution

Individual

£25

Joint

£40

Student

£5

Recent projects funded by the Friends of The National Library of Wales

  • Continued support of the Child Poverty Strategy, which has enabled children from many schools to come to the Library for free. 

  • Support of Volunteering within the Library, which has helped people to take part in many exciting and worthwhile projects.

  • Contribute in order to realise the objectives of the Library's Child Poverty Strategy and certain aspects of the 'Boston Manuscript' project.

  • Contribute to the renovation of Caffi Pen Dinas, creating a facsimile of 'Llyfr Aneirin' and buying a letter written by Dylan Thomas to Augustus John in 1945.

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