Festival to showcase our library

EVENTS for library users of all ages will feature in Friends of Todmorden Library’s first festival next month.

The Todmorden Library Festival will get under way on Friday, September 30, with a “poets and pints” open night, with further events to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2.

Friends co-ordinator Steph Booth said other events planned included a workship for children and a session of Mehndi hand-painting, which uses henna.

Friends patron, author Cate Haste would be attending and a local writer for television will host a workshop on writing for television, Mrs Booth added.

“The aim is to support libraries in general and give people the opportunity to see what libraries like ours have to offer, encouraging people to use them,” she said. Sponsorship help was coming from local firms and individuals, said Mrs Booth.