Chorley library will hold a series of special events to mark National Libraries Day on Saturday, February 8.

The theme of the events is ‘50 ways to enjoy your local library’, and the library taking part will offer 50 varied activities for people of all ages.

National Libraries Day is the highlight of a week of events in schools, colleges, universities, workplaces and of course public libraries across the UK.

The aim is to encourage more people to join their local library and get the most out of the wide range of modern services on offer there.

County Councillor Julie Gibson, lead member for libraries and cultural services, said: “With each of the libraries holding 50 events, there's a huge range to choose from.

“These include the sort of activities you might expect to find in a library, like setting up your own reading group, writing a short story or learning how to download an e-book, and plenty that you wouldn’t.”