A RANGE of events throughout Denbighshire next week will highlight the different ways libraries can help people of all ages.

Libraries countywide are celebrating Libraries Week from Monday, October 7 until Saturday 12 with a range of Digital Drop-in events promoting digital support, services and activities.

At the events there will be help available to get online and see the range of free resources that are available through the library service. Anyone with a tablet or iPad can find out how to download free eBooks and eMagazines, or how to listen to a book with the free eAudiobooks service. There’s even a chance to play with a virtual reality headset.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “Denbighshire Libraries offer everyone access to the digital world. There’s a great programme of activities during Libraries Week to showcase how our libraries bring the community together and help people through digital support and services to get connected, get creative and learn new skills. I hope many residents will get involved. Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.”

The Digital Drop-in events take place at Rhyl Library from 10am to 12pm and Denbigh Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Tuesday, October 8.

On Friday 11, a further Drop-in will take place at Prestatyn Library from 10am to 12pm, while Rhuddlan Library will host a 'Get Connected event from 2pm until 4pm.

A new weekly computers for beginners course will also start on Friday11 at St Asaph Library which will teach learners how to chance to learn how to get on the internet, send emails and use social media.

Libraries Week also coincides with Dyslexia Awareness Week and there will be displays of appropriate books in libraries and Ruthin Library, which is hosting a discussion on recognising dyslexia and the support material available on Monday 7 at 7pm, led by Karen Williams NASENco.

Sali Mali will be visiting Llangollen Library for a birthday party on Tuesday 8 where there will be singing, stories, colouring and cake to celebrate 50 years of Mary Vaughan Jones popular Welsh children's character.

As part of Libraries Week the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals are also running a competition to Build the Library of the Future out of LEGO for a chance to win tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor and £500 to donate to a local library.

Fore more information on the competition and events, follow the @DenbsLibs and @LlyfrgellDinb Twitter pages or visit the Llyfrgelloedd Sir Ddinbych/ Denbighshire Libraries Facebook page.