FAMILIES and children keen to enjoy poetry readings visited a library run by volunteers.
The friends group at Preston Community Library attracted people of all ages to their poetry day.
The popular event saw people spilling outside as they listened to Pakistani children’s author Saman Samshie read Edward Lear’s nonsense poem, The Pobble Who Had No Toes, and William Blake’s Tiger, Tiger.
Many children read aloud to others and chose some classic poems and entertaining stories. Some of the choices included some of Michael Rosen’s poems and Spike Milligan’s Silly Verse for Kids.
Geraldine Cook, of the friends group, said: “The books were borrowed and children in particular expressed their very great sadness and incomprehension at the loss of their libraries at Preston and at the Town Hall. Several families had little or no idea where the new library is situated.”