BARROW teen festival at the Barrow library will be continuing at the weekend with a teen market.

The market where teenagers from 13-19 will be selling their handmade crafts will be held 11am till 3pm on Saturday with no charge to attend.

Gifts being sold vary from Christmas decorations, jewellery, sweets, origami, and even festive hand knitted chocolate orange covers.

One of the librarians, Jane McFie said: "It's an excellent chance for young people from Barrow to come sell their crafts and make some extra pocket money for themselves over Christmas."

“We are so excited to host this for some of the super talented teens we are lucky to have in this area, and it is all part of our 'Celebrating Teens Month'.

"It is a great event for them to show off their talents, and a perfect opportunity for the public to buy some beautiful Christmas gifts."

The library has planned a variety of different things to support teens in the area this month, with a push to promote young adult authors such as Malorie Blackman and John Green.

They also hosted London based songwriter/rapper Girli in association with 'loud-in-libraries' where musicians play libraries both to promote themselves and libraries to young people.

Ms McFie said: "Girli was amazing. Her gig was a riot of colour and noise, a lot of people had fun with her show and music."

The market is also being touted as a good way to get into the Christmas spirit, with the Christmas lights being turned on in Barrow shortly after the market's conclusion.

Mince pies, teas, coffees, and other refreshments are available at the market alongside the myriad of crafts on offer.

Ms McFie said: "Hopefully we'll be hosting people who are the entrepreneurs of the future, maybe we'll even see them opposite Alan Sugar in a few years time."

Anyone who is worried about the pricing of goods on show shouldn't worry, the young people have been asked to label their crafts with a reasonable price, so there won't be any outlandish charges.