Volunteers at Gobowen Central Library have been the star of the show as part of a week of national celebration.

National Volunteers Week is celebrated each year at Gobowen Central Library and Hub, in St Martins Road, and volunteers enjoyed a well-deserved tea and cake at Gobowen Central last Saturday.

Gwenan Griffiths, team librarian, said the volunteers are the lifeblood of the service and thanked them all.

“National Volunteers Week is a good opportunity to say thank you to the hard-working volunteers we have at Gobowen Central and also to reflect on achievements of the last year," she said.

"If it was not for volunteers, we would not be able to provide a fraction of the services that are offered in Gobowen Central.

"Volunteers run rhyme times and holiday story times for children, Books Aloud, which is a story time for adults as well as the Home Library Service, which take library services to the most vulnerable customers, in their homes.

"Friends in the past year also helped to run events in the library during World Book Day and also gave a warm welcome to a family of Syrian refugees, who had come in for a tour of the library and all its services.”

She added: "The volunteers were very proud that during last week’s Advertizer award ceremony at the Venue, Gobowen Central won the Outstanding Contribution to the Community category, another testament to the good work that’s happening there.

"Thanks to the fantastic team of volunteers."