LIBRARIES across North Yorkshire are celebrating National Poetry Day.

A range of events is being held to mark the initiative, which takes place next Thursday (October 7).

Titles from National Poetry Day will be on display at some of the county’s libraries and will be available to borrow from all branches, including South Craven Community Library at Cross Hills.

Activities are also forming part of a Libraries Month celebration.

County Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “We are pleased to support National Poetry Day, as it is a chance to promote poetry to new audiences.

“Last year the coronavirus restrictions meant we had to celebrate the day virtually, so our staff and volunteers are very excited to welcome people back into our buildings safely.”

Library staff and volunteers are continuing to wear face masks – and customers are encouraged to do the same. Hand sanitiser stations are still in use and track and trace is available.

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