WEST Swindon Library celebrated three decades of literary lending over the weekend with a day of events.

The Link Centre-based library organised a fun-filled range of activities to celebrate 30 years since it first opened its doors.

A craft workshop, fancy dress storytime, a quiz and refreshments were provided at the all-day affair, attended by friends of the library, families, council leader David Renard and South Swindon MP Robert Buckland.

West Swindon Library manager Gwyneth Dilly said: the day was enjoyed by all.

“It was really really good, "There was a real buzz about the place. It was absolutely fantastic to be there on the day and everyone enjoyed themselves.

"We had lots of people just walking in and they had so much fun. There was something for everyone to enjoy.

“We had a special fancy dress story-time, craft activities, teaching the kids and grown-ups how to make crafts.

The library also put its best book forward with talks from individuals about the different ways in which they use the library. Gwyneth said: “There were groups talking about what they use the library for, including the chess club and the Knit and Natter group, which allowed people to see how the library brings people together socially.

“There’s also a chance for the kids to win a book token and the adults to get a restaurant voucher in the quiz so we had lots of people entering that.”

And Gwyneth who has spent 12 years in the library industry said the library has evolved from the traditional quiet space.

“It’s exciting to see how much libraries have changed over the years; with the new modern technology they’re increasing their appeal to everyone.

"They’re real community spaces and something that people are seeing the appeal of every day of the week.”