A LIBRARY is celebrating 60 years since it first opened its doors to the community.

Ulverston Library in King's Road has marked six decades since the service first launched in the town.

The library was opened on November 21, 1961 by Lord Birkett.

Six decades later, the library has cemented its place as a 'key part' of the local Ulverston community.

When the library first opened in the 1960s, the centre also offered an important mobile library service which provided books for many surrounding villages in the area.

Cllr Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Local Communities, offered her thanks to the officers, volunteers and assistants that work hard to provide the 'much-loved' library service in Ulverston.

She said: “I am delighted that Ulverston Library has been a key part of the local community for six decades now - libraries are about so much more than books.

"They are important community hubs that provide access to a wide variety of services, opportunities and information.

“Maintaining access to these services during the pandemic has been crucial in supporting the health and wellbeing of our residents.

“I’d like to thank all of the officers, volunteers and assistants that work hard to provide the much-loved library service in Ulverston, and I hope that it will still be an important asset for local people in another 60 years!”

For more information about Cumbria Libraries, including access to e-books, free online membership, and the opening times and services available at your local branch, visit cumbria.gov.uk/libraries