THERE are plenty of activities taking place across St Helens to celebrate the first National Libraries Week.

From Monday, October 9 to Monday, October 16, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether it’s finding out about the history of a particular area of the borough through the Archives on Tour event, or taking children along to the popular Read and Rhyme sessions - which introduce children to the wonders of books, rhymes, music and other fun activities.

Meanwhile, the very first St Helens ‘Fun Palaces’ takes place at Haydock Library this Saturday, October 7.

Cllr Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services and Libraries, said: “We’re delighted to be taking part in National Libraries Week which is an opportunity to highlight the wonderful work that takes places in our libraries, not just during national celebration events, but on a daily basis.

“As a library service, the message we want to get out to residents is that there is always something going on in local libraries which contain a lot more than just books.

“Why not visit yours this National Libraries week and discover something new?”

To find out what’s happening in your library during National Libraries Week, visit or follow St Helens Library Service on social media.