VOLUNTEERS and villagers in Catshill have been celebrating a successful first year for their community library.

Catshill Community Library is a service run by local volunteers from Catshill Middle School in Meadow Road.

The aim was to transform the service from the lowest-used in the county - when the library was based at its previous Barley Mow Lane-based location - into a thriving busy service, meeting local need.

Launched last April, the library has proved a success with villagers.

On April 22 a birthday event was held, which was attended by library volunteers and members of the community.

Adult learning tutor Sally Gleaves held an iPad taster session, which was well attended by learners who discovered handy tips and tricks.

There were also colouring and poetry competitions for youngsters as well as craft activities to create a commemorative celebration wall.

Katie Stanton, Catshill Community Library's manager, said: "It was absolutely fantastic to see so many members of the village coming together in celebration of what has become a real community library."

The opening hours of the library are 9.15am-12:15pm on Mondays, 3pm-7pm on Tuesdays, 3pm-5.30pm on Thursday and Fridays, and 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays.

The library is closed Wednesday and Sundays.

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities at the Catshill library, or others around the area, is asked to email kstanton@worcestershire.gov.uk.

For more details about the service visit worcestershire.gov.uk/catshilllibrary.