DISCOVER what your library has to offer during Libraries Week 2018, running Monday, October 8 to Saturday, October 13.

The annual showcase of UK libraries, the initiative follows on from Saturday's Fun Palaces community event.

This year's focus is on wellbeing and how libraries can help combat loneliness and provide a space for reading, creativity and support.

Throughout the week Cheshire West and Chester Council libraries will be promoting regular activities and events, including Tea and Tattle at Weaverham Library.

Libraries will be hosting coffee mornings where visitors can chat about their favourite reads or find out more about what their library has to offer.

In some libraries visitors can enter the Libraries Week Lucky Dip, choosing from a collection of hand wrapped books with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside.

To finish off the week, community choirs across the borough will be singing at some libraries on Saturday.

Cllr Louise Gittins, CWAC cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, said: "We have a great programme of activities on offer at our libraries during Libraries Week to help people discover what is available in their local community.

"Our libraries have great facilities and activities on offer all year round. This is a great chance to experience what libraries can do for you.

"Everyone is welcome, it's completely free and we'll be delighted to welcome new faces during Libraries Week.

“This year the focus in on well-being and tackling loneliness, so why not come along to one of our coffee mornings for a chat to find out how you can get involved in an activity you’ll love.”