ST HELENS poet Lynn Gerrard launched her latest book at St Helens Central Library.

The poet, also known as 'the grumbling gargoyle', visited the library on World Book Day as part of the new Cultural Hubs - Arts in Libraries programme, introducing her book 'Musings and Mischief'.

Packed with her trademark mixture of black and comedic poems and stories, the evening was declared a great success, as Lynn treated fans of her poetry and dark humour to book readings.

Sue Williamson, head of library services for St Helens Council, said: "It was a pleasure to welcome such a talented poet like Lynn back to Central Library on World Book Day, which was a great occasion for not only celebrating our love for literature, but also recognising the talent we have here in St Helens."

Cultural Hubs is an Arts Council England funded programme of work which is seeing St Helens' network of 13 Libraries enlivened with performances, gigs, workshops, courses, events and exhibitions.