A LIBRARY rescued from what could have been permanent closure by a determined team of volunteers celebrated a year since its re-launch as a community run facility.

People gathered earlier this month (June) to celebrate the landmark occasion for the library in Silsden Town Hall

A spokesman for the library said: "MP John Grogan and Bookstart Bear joined the celebrations, which included children’s crafting, a book sale, free refreshments, the chess club, jigsaw puzzles and of course a birthday cake.

"A team of 60 volunteers and generous local funding has helped ensure the library in Silsden stays open.

"The library runs regular events including Chess Club, Science Club, and Story Time."

Mr Grogan praised the efforts of the library's volunteers.

Bradford Council ended its staffing of the library at the beginning of April 2017, as part of its cutbacks to try and save money.

Following an appeal for support, local people came forward to train as library assistants last year.

The community library is open from 10am to 4pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.