Across North Yorkshire, libraries will hold a week of events, displays and taster sessions during Libraries Week to showcase just some of the many things waiting to be discovered within.

Libraries Week is the annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries offer. It runs from 9 to 14 October and this year the theme is Discovery!

Many county libraries are running with the idea of libraries without walls, showcasing the many online resources they offer 24 hours a day.

The week of events is a chance to discover the wide range of things you can do at your library, from play and learning for children, to managing your health, to accessing wifi and games, to finding a job or starting a new hobby.

Scarborough, Richmond, Northallerton, Skipton and Filey and libraries will launch the week by transforming themselves into fun palaces for the day on Saturday, 7 October, with activities on the theme “everyone a scientist, everyone an artist”.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “All the libraries in North Yorkshire are exciting, vibrant places full of opportunities. If you haven’t been to a library for a while, Libraries Week is a great time to visit to discover how they have changed and the fantastic services and resources on offer.”

Drop in to your library to find out what is planned.