A Leeds library saved from the axe by a group of volunteers is set to celebrate its 50th birthday.
The Friends of Rawdon Community Library were handed the library on a 25-year peppercorn lease after Leeds City Council announced plans to cut library services in the city.
Campaigners turned out in force and won their battle earlier this year to preserve the library for community use.
The facility has now served the community for the last five decades.
The library was originally situated in an old stable block of Micklefield House but in 1962 a new purpose-built library was constructed for £13,000.
The Friends are hosting a special celebration to mark the library’s place in Rawdon’s history on September 22.
There will also be a Rawdon Local History Exhibition at the celebration to allow people to share their memories about the area and reflect on changes to the town.
For more information about the library and the different clubs on offer or to attend the celebrations contact June Longley on firstname.lastname@example.org.