NORTHWICH Library will be transformed into a ‘Fun Palace’ for a day celebrating the arts and science.

A host of activities will be held on Saturday as Libraries Week, which runs until October 14, gets underway.

Northwich Library will open its doors as a Fun Palace, part of a free, international celebration of community, bringing people together through arts, science, crafts and technology.

Victoria Hunter, Northwich Library team leader, said: “It’s amazing to see what talent and skills are out there in the community and how enthusiastic residents, community groups and businesses are about getting together to do a great event like Fun Palaces, which are a celebration of the arts and science.

“Northwich Library’s Fun Palace is offering an exciting programme of events, from 3D printing to science experiments, recycling fun with the Waste Doctor to table-top board games.

“There will be crafts for all ages, including a clay workshop, and you might spot a film character or two, throughout the day.

“We’re also really pleased to announce that Jo Bell, former Cheshire Poet Laureate, will be creating tailor made poems for people and the Development of the Arts Northwich (DAN) will be offering a photography workshop using mobile phones.

“There’s a live lounge in the evening featuring local musicians, bands, poets and even a performance from the Odeon staff.

“There’s something for everyone, so come along and discover something new in your library.”

A number of other events will be held throughout the week, and in libraries across Cheshire.

Libraries Week is the annual showcase of the best that UK libraries have to offer, encouraging everyone to discover their local library.

Cllr Louise Gittins, CWAC cabinet member for communities and well-being said: “Everyone is welcome, it’s completely free and we’ll be delighted to welcome new faces during Libraries Week.”