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Swansea library treasures to be displayed at city event

​​​​​​​A number of treasures from the vaults of Swansea Council’s libraries service will on public display this week.

They’ll include items from the service’s historical collections including materials from the founding collections and the 1887 opening of the Alexandra Road Library by four-time Prime Minister William Gladstone.

There’ll be works from historically significant local writers such as 19th century novelist Ann of Swansea and novelist and businesswoman Amy Dillwyn.

Other items will include a Dylan Thomas Omnibus illustrated by artist Ceri Richards, newspapers and historical maps and wartime memorabilia.

Swansea Central Library’s Tales from the Vaults event will celebrate the Welsh Government’s Year of the Trail 2023 initiative.

The two-day event, this Friday (1-6pm) and Saturday (10.30am-3.30pm) is being hosted by the council’s Local Studies and Libraryline services.

Council cabinet member Elliott King said: “Our Tales from the Vaults drop-in will draw customers into the world of libraries, displaying rarely seen items and some of our favourite things from our storage vaults.”